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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Creating Australian Television Drama : A Screenwriting History
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'Television drama has been the dominant form of popular storytelling for more than sixty years, shaping the imaginations of millions of people. This book surveys the careers of the central creators of those stories for Australian television—the writers who learnt how to work in a new medium, adapting to its constraints and exploring its creative possibilities. Informed by interviews with many writers, it describes the establishment of Australian television drama production, observing the way writers grasped the creative and business opportunities that television presented. It examines the development of Australian versions of the major television genres—the sitcom, the police drama, the historical series, docudrama, and social drama— presenting a ‘canon’ of significant Australian television drama productions that deserve to be remembered. It offers an account of the emergence of work by Indigenous writers for television and it argues for the consideration of television drama alongside histories of Australian film and stage drama.'

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Works about this Work

Susan Lever. Creating Australian Television Drama: A Screenwriting History Allison Craven , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 21 no. 2 2021;

— Review of Creating Australian Television Drama : A Screenwriting History Susan Lever , 2020 single work multi chapter work criticism
Back to Bellbird : A Revelatory Study of Australian Television Moya Costello , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 425 2020; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Creating Australian Television Drama : A Screenwriting History Susan Lever , 2020 single work multi chapter work criticism

'‘It is necessary in each situation,’ Jacques Derrida stated in 2007, in one of many instances of writing on writing, ‘to create an appropriate mode of exposition … to take into account the presumed or desired addressee.’ This was the phenomenon I sought while reading Susan Lever’s book on screenwriting for Australian television drama.' (Introduction)

Back to Bellbird : A Revelatory Study of Australian Television Moya Costello , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 425 2020; (p. 51-52)

— Review of Creating Australian Television Drama : A Screenwriting History Susan Lever , 2020 single work multi chapter work criticism

'‘It is necessary in each situation,’ Jacques Derrida stated in 2007, in one of many instances of writing on writing, ‘to create an appropriate mode of exposition … to take into account the presumed or desired addressee.’ This was the phenomenon I sought while reading Susan Lever’s book on screenwriting for Australian television drama.' (Introduction)

Susan Lever. Creating Australian Television Drama: A Screenwriting History Allison Craven , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 21 no. 2 2021;

— Review of Creating Australian Television Drama : A Screenwriting History Susan Lever , 2020 single work multi chapter work criticism
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