ERIC Number: ED202060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Methodology for Criticism of Television.
This paper offers a critical approach to television viewing that considers the literary and rhetorical impact of television programing. The methodology described is composed of three stages of criticism that are designed to examine and describe television drama: (1) the descriptive stage, in which the critic examines the plot, characters, production techniques, sound elements, tone, purpose, method of story development, dramatic strategies, and the implied audience and the implied author of the work; (2) the analytic stage, in which the critic examines the actual audience of the work, the issue it presents, and its historical context; and (3) the judgmental or evaluative stage, in which the critic poses certain questions in order to make final methodological decisions about how to best illuminate and evaluate the drama. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Television Criticism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (San Jose, CA, February 14-18, 1981). For related document see CS 503 362.