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Masterpiece : America's 50-year-old love affair with British television drama / Nancy West.

West, Nancy, 1963- (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

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Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW 791 WES (Text) 70743000180759 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 791.4572 WES (Text) 78551000550294 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 791.4572 WEST (Text) 39231033765724 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
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Whiting PL - Whiting 791.45 W52 (Text) 51735012092341 Adult department Checked out 04/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538134474
  • ISBN: 1538134470 
  • Physical Description: xxi, 223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Masterpiece and the allure of tradition -- Mastering television -- Upstairs, downstairs and Downton Abbey -- The politics and culture of being Masterpiece -- Loving literature -- History lessons -- Masterly mysteries -- Quality assurance -- Acting up -- A Masterpiece travel guide.
Summary, etc.:
"What accounts for Masterpiece's longevity and influence? This book offers two reasons: the power of its drama and its aspirational appeal. Masterpiece delivers great stories, stories that transport, enthrall, enrich, and comfort us. But it also speaks to a uniquely American belief in the possibility of self-improvement, even self-transformation, through the acquisition of "culture""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Television programs > Great Britain > History.
Manners and customs on television.
Great Britain > On television.
Great Britain > Foreign public opinion, American.

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