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Representation in TV Drama

Haverstock School AS Media Studies

Rich Wotton

on 13 February 2013

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Representation of
Class & Status 13/2/2013 Learning objective: To analyse how the production elements are is used to show class and status in Downton Abbey Feudal society King Knights Serfs The King or Queen controls everyone else, they can speak and comment when they like. They have to do very little work in this lesson. The Knights have to ask the King/Queen's permission to speak. They have to do some work, but can 'borrow' work from the Serfs. The Serfs are at the bottom, they can only speak with the permission of a Knight. They have to complete all work and then pass that work over to the Knights. Mise-en-Scene Cinematography Editing Reflections Q: How did the serfs feel? Q: How did the Knights feel? Q: How did the King/Queen feel? Victorian/Edward House Roles Master Lady Family / Guests Butler/Housekeeper Senior Servants Junior Servants Sexuality in
Television Drama 27/11/2012 Learning objective: To know the difference between sexualities, and how that is used in TV dramas. Bisexuality Homosexuality Transexuality Heterosexuality Lesbianism Pansexuality Asexuality Asexuality






Transexuality Asexuality means that you have no sexual attraction to anyone, regardless of sex. A study (2009) shows that 1% of the population is asexual. Bisexuality means that you can be sexually attracted to either sex. Heterosexuality means that you are sexually attracted to someone of the opposite sex. Homosexuality means that you are sexually attracted to the same sex, and is a term used mainly for gay men, but also for lesbians. Lesbianism refers to the sexual attraction between females. Pansexuality is an attraction to a personality or emotive connection rather than a sexual preference. Transexuality refers to a person wanting to change their gender. Their sexuality might change as a result. Sexuality in Drama:
Analysis 29/11/2012 Learning objective: To analyse the production devices used in the depiction of sexuality. Mise-en-Scene Cinematography Editing Sound A B C D E F G H I Do you remember which sexuality they are? Write them down please. Homosexuality Heterosexuality Bisexuality Lesbianism Homosexuality Transexuality Asexual/Pansexual/Bisexual Homosexuality Heterosexual Sound Terminology 3/12/2012 Learning objective: To be able to use more complex terminology when referring to sound. Acoustic
Diegetic Sound
Empathetic Sound
Sound Motif WD The Archers; Radio Drama.

While we listen to a small extract;
write down sounds you here which
are not narrative. Representation: Gender and Sexuality 23/1/2013 Learning objectives: To be able to analysis sexual identities and feminine/masculine traits in TV drama. What is Television Drama? 16/1/2013
Mr. Wotton Learning objective: To be able to examine and evaluate different sub-genres of TV Drama. OCR G322 Exam Unit

Section A:
Textual Analysis & Representation

An extract from a television drama will be shown four times.

You will focus your analysis on
editing, mise-en-scene,
sound and camera angles.
Why do you watch
television Drama?

What types of drama
do you watch? Emotional Connections It's based in reality. It's constructed to entertain. Good Storylines Great Characters! Story Arcs Analyse four different opening titles from different sub-genres.

1) How does the production elements (mise-en-scene, sound etc) convey meaning to the audience?
2) What narrative tools are used in the titles?
3) What does the audience expect?

Complete in powerpoint, and use visual examples to help explain your answer. Key Terminology:


Representation and Stereotypes

Target Audience

Narrative Structure

Genre/Sub-Genre Things you should include: Gender
Characteristics Quick Research Task: Freud's
Scopophilia Laura Mulvey
'The Male Gaze' In pairs you will have ten minutes to research these two topics: Sigmund

Scopophilia Laura
'The Male Gaze' A male (heterosexual) viewer cannot bear to see sexual objectification of males, and deflect this tension to females. Therefore, female roles in narrative and visual imagery becomes primarily erotic or sexualised. The Male Gaze: Representation of Ethnicity and Region in Soap. 30/1/2013 Learning objectives: To explore whether soap operas are a true reflection of society. Male Characteristics Female Characteristics Should Soap Opera Reflection Society REFLECTIVE VIEW The media representation is a reflective portrayal of society and the reality we live in. CONSTRUCTIONIST
VIEW The media representation is a constructed portrayal of society and only partly reflects the reality we live in. The media representation is constructed by its producer to reflect their view on society. INTENTIONAL
STEREOTYPES 'Scouser - Liverpool' Cockney Irish London Yorkshire Chester Birmingham Visit the character page for each soap and complete a mini census for Age, Ethnicity, and Gender. SOAP CENSUS ACTUAL CENSUS Ethnicity, Gender, and Age Structure in the 2001 Census for:
Tower Hamlets
Chester Representation: Age 6/2/2013 Learning objectives: To be write about age identities in an analysis Stereotypes

Binary Opposites

Hierarchy in Society Terminology Use of Examples Analysis and Explanation 10 20 20 Frequent and Accurate use of
media terminology. Consistent evidence from the extract offered.
Frequent relevant examples from extract. Clear Analysis on how the technical aspects are used to construct the particular representation. Understand the constructed nature.
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