The naturalist theatrical aesthetic of bottle episodes

Nannicelli, Ted (2014) The naturalist theatrical aesthetic of bottle episodes. Critical Studies in Television, 9 3: 54-64. doi:10.7227/CST.9.3.6

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Author Nannicelli, Ted
Title The naturalist theatrical aesthetic of bottle episodes
Journal name Critical Studies in Television   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1749-6020
Publication date 2014-11-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7227/CST.9.3.6
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 54
End page 64
Total pages 11
Place of publication Manchester, UK
Publisher Manchester University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article identifies and describes a special sort of television episode known as a 'bottle episode'. After characterising the typical features of bottle episodes, the article proceeds to investigate the following question: What narrative strategies and stylistic techniques do practitioners adopt to cope with the practical constraints imposed by bottle episodes? The answer, advanced and defended in the later portion of the article, is that a typical solution is for practitioners to embrace a 'Naturalist theatrical aesthetic'.
Keyword Bottle episode
Television aesthetics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 02 Jan 2015, 08:49:22 EST by Ted Nannicelli on behalf of School of Communication and Arts