British TV Comedies: Cultural Concepts, Contexts and by Juergen Kamm, Birgit Neumann
By Juergen Kamm, Birgit Neumann
This assortment bargains an outline of British television comedies, starting from the beginnings of sitcoms within the Nineteen Fifties to the present growth of 'Britcoms'. It presents in-depth analyses of significant comedies, systematically addressing their accepted homes, filmic heritage, humour politics and cultural effect.
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