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The Resource Frasier : a cultural history, Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski

Frasier : a cultural history, Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski

Label
Frasier : a cultural history
Title
Frasier
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After America's most pompous barhound left the Cheer's gang in Boston, he returned to Seattle and found himself surrounded by an equally colorful cast of friends and family alike. For eleven seasons, radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane contended with his blue-collar ex-cop father Martin, English caretaker Daphne, coworker Roz, and his younger brother Niles. Looking at the world through Frasier's aristocratic, witty lens, the show explored themes of love, loss, friendship, and what it might mean to live a full life. Both fans and critics loved Frasier, and the show's 37 primetime Emmy wins are the most ever for a comedy series. In Frasier: A Cultural History, Joseph J. Darowski and Kate Darowski offer an engaging analysis of the long-running, award-winning show, offering insights into both the onscreen stories as well as the efforts behind the scenes to shape this modern classic. This volume examines the series as a whole, but also focuses on the show's key characters, including Eddie, the canine. Close looks at set design, class issues, and gender roles are also provided, along with opinionated reviews of all 264 episodes, highlighting the peaks and dips in quality across more than a decade of television. Despite the show's focus on an elitist intellectual--and his equally snooty brother--Frasier often embraced farce on a level previously unseen in American sitcoms, a mix of comedic elements that endeared it to viewers around the world. Frasier: A Cultural History will appeal to the show's many fans as well as to scholar of media, television, and popular culture
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darowski, Joseph J
Dewey number
791.45/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.77.F72
LC item number
D38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Darowski, Kate
Series statement
The cultural history of television
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crane, Frasier (fictional character.)
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides & Reviews
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Label
Frasier : a cultural history, Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Making a classic -- Frasier before Frasier -- Frasier on his own -- Three Cranes and a dog -- Daphne and Roz -- Under analysis -- The evolutions are televised -- Set design -- Curating the spaces -- Gender...and race -- Conclusion: "Good night, Seattle!" -- The episodes: an opinionated compendium
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 237 pages
Isbn
9781442277960
Lccn
2017001797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn973919529
  • (OCoLC)973919529
Label
Frasier : a cultural history, Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Making a classic -- Frasier before Frasier -- Frasier on his own -- Three Cranes and a dog -- Daphne and Roz -- Under analysis -- The evolutions are televised -- Set design -- Curating the spaces -- Gender...and race -- Conclusion: "Good night, Seattle!" -- The episodes: an opinionated compendium
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 237 pages
Isbn
9781442277960
Lccn
2017001797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn973919529
  • (OCoLC)973919529

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