The Resource A state of play : British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it, Steven Fielding

A state of play : British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it, Steven Fielding

Label
A state of play : British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it
Title
A state of play
Title remainder
British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it
Statement of responsibility
Steven Fielding
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1961-
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Fielding, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.P64
LC item number
F54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Politicians in literature
  • Television programs
  • Politics on television
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Politicians in motion pictures
Label
A state of play : British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it, Steven Fielding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: depicting democracy -- Parliament worship -- Disappointing democracy -- The people's war and after -- Imagining the post-war consensus -- The established order undermined -- The televised crisis -- Yes, conspirator -- Still no job for a lady -- A thick ending -- Epilogue: what would Plato say?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849669818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5040/9781472545015
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970754845
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11636749
Label
A state of play : British politics on screen, stage and page, from Anthony Trollope to The thick of it, Steven Fielding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: depicting democracy -- Parliament worship -- Disappointing democracy -- The people's war and after -- Imagining the post-war consensus -- The established order undermined -- The televised crisis -- Yes, conspirator -- Still no job for a lady -- A thick ending -- Epilogue: what would Plato say?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849669818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5040/9781472545015
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99970754845
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11636749

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