Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Docudrama on European Television

A Selective Survey

Editors: Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Tobias, Paget, Derek (Eds.)

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This book explores docudrama as a creative response to troubled times. With generic characteristics formed via traditions in theatre as well as film, and with claims to fact underscored by investigative journalism, television docudrama examines key events and personalities in unfolding national histories. Post-Fall of the Berlin Wall, docudrama has become a means for nations to work through traumatic experiences both within national borders and Europe-wide. In this regard, it is an important genre for television networks as they attempt to make sense of complex current events. These authors offer a template for further study and point towards ways in which European television cultures, beyond those discussed here, might be considered in the future.

About the authors

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann is Lecturer in Film and German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Formerly a teaching assistant at Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLFF and post-doctoral research assistant at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, he is author of several books and articles on film, media and memory. 
Derek Paget is the author of True Stories?: Documentary drama on Radio, Screen and Stage (1990) and No Other Way To Tell It: Docudrama on Film and Television (2nd edition, 2011). He is a member of Studies of Theatre and Performance’s Editorial Board and an Associate Editor of Studies in Documentary Film.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: A New Europe, the Post-Documentary Turn and Docudrama

    Pages 1-26

    Paget, Derek

  • German Docudrama: Aligning the Fragments and Accessing the Past

    Pages 27-51

    Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Tobias

  • Polish Docudrama: Finding a Balance Between Difficult and Easy Pleasures

    Pages 53-78

    Godzic, Wiesław

  • Italian Docudrama: From the Experimental Moment to Biography as Text of Identity

    Pages 79-108

    Buonanno, Milly

  • French Docudrama: ‘Patrimony Television’ and ‘Embedded Biopic’

    Pages 109-133

    Fournier, Georges

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Docudrama on European Television
Book Subtitle
A Selective Survey
Editors
  • Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann
  • Derek Paget
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49979-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49979-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69862-2
Series ISSN
2634-615X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 285
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