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Intro to Sitcom Characters

Intro to Sitcom Characters

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Coursework Unit 1:Sitcom DVD Covers
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Key Concepts:
 Audiences and Representations
Unit Aims:
1.Understand the appeal of sitcoms and how they areconstructed2.Study a range of different kinds of sitcoms considering theway they appeal to different audiences3.Understand the purpose of DVD covers as marketing4.Design and construct a DVD cover for a new sitcom
 
 
Lesson Aims:Lesson Aims:
1.Understand what asitcom is2.Learn the basicconventions of asitcom3.Identify commoncharacter archetypesused in sitcoms.
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Four Important Things toFour Important Things toKnow About SitcomsKnow About Sitcoms
Situation Comedy is defined as:
 
 A humorous radio or television seriesfeaturing the reactions of a regular cast of characters to unusual situations,such as misunderstandings or embarrassing coincidences.
Sitcom
’s style of storytelling is very old, examples of it can be seen inparts of Ancient Greek Theatre, Italian
Commedia Dell’ Arte
andShakespeare as well as being a successful genre in the radio era.
Sitcom
with conventions as we know it came into existence with the riseof television in the 1940s.Modern
sitcoms
often combine sitcom with other 
TV Genres
such as
Drama
(Scrubs)
and
Reality
 
(The Office
). For the purposes of this unit wewill be mainly studying sitcom in its most conventional form.

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