Women We Loved: Paradoxes of public and private in the biographical television drama

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    Abstract

    Broadcast to critical acclaim and relatively large audiences for its niche channel, the Women We Loved season consisted of biographical dramatisations of three prominent female figures of 20th-century British culture. These dramas shared in common narratives that centre on the two aspects of ‘the public’ and ‘the private’: the tension between public career and personal life and the discrepancy between celebrity persona and private individual. Combining theoretical insights from feminist studies of biography with close textual analysis, this article analyses how performance, aesthetics and narrative express the ambivalent placement of their protagonists between public and private spheres.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-78
    Number of pages16
    JournalCritical Studies in Television
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    Early online date21 Dec 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

    Keywords

    • biographical drama
    • feminist criticism
    • public and private spheres
    • Biographical drama

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