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    Miss ODell

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    To identify the generic conventions of TVDrama

    To identify and explore conventions withindifferent TV Drama sub-genres

    To understand how TV Drama conventionsare used to engage a target audience

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    As a group brainstorm what youthink are the essential ingredientsfor any TV Drama

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    Characters a crucial element, deeply embedded innarratives consider the roles they play

    Narrative both its overall structure and how it isconstructed

    Sets and settings locations against which thestory unfolds and which frequently take on a symbolicsignificance

    Camerawork particular kinds of camerawork areoften associated with particular sub-genres

    Dialogue, sound and music sound and musiccreate effects and often underline emotional content

    Icons these tend to be associated with particularsub-genres

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    Watch the clip fromer

    Be still my heart

    Fill out your allotted conventions on theworksheet

    Share your answers with the rest of theclass to complete the worksheet as a whole

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    Particular sub-genres tend to haveitems which make them immediately

    identifiable. Icons that symbolise thesub-genre:Police cars or ambulanceBlue lightsOperating theatres and scalpels,

    triage/reception areas in hospitals.

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    Each of you will be given a different TVDrama sub-genre to explore independently

    You must complete the conventionsworksheet with information relating to yoursub-genre

    You will present your completed worksheetinformation to the rest of the class

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    Consider that this sub-genreconcerns age specific situations andanxieties. Relies upon targetaudience empathising with a rangeof authentic characters e.g. Skins

    Find your own example of a teendrama and fill in the worksheet

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    Consider that they are often intertextuallylinked to classic novels or plays and offera set of pleasures different to own time

    and space can be one off or a series e.g.Bleak House

    Find your own example of aperiod/costume drama and fill out theworksheet

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    Consider the similarities with soap-operaconventions, the interplay between victimand villain and the use of a set of staff

    (forensic scientists) for narratives e.g. CSI

    Find your own example of a crime dramaand fill out the worksheet

    Crime Drama

    Conventions

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    What are the conventions of a TVDrama?

    What sub-genres of TV Drama havewe explored?

    How are the conventions used toengage the target audience?