Soap Opera Essay Topics

Examining what makes a British Soap Opera

In a general sense, Soaps are continuous, serialised dramas broadcast up to three or four times a week, usually with an omnibus at the weekends. They are filmed in the same settings from episode to episode and follow very contemporary themes (this is what makes them so appealing). A gender spilt between the audience reveals… View Article

Drama Soap Opera

Our soap opera is called “Selby Walk”, named after a nearby park situated near the street where our soap is filmed. It’s set in a city suburb. The first scene of the soap contains three characters. Their names are Dave Hudson who assumes the role of a cabby driver, Mark Hayes who is a family… View Article

Soap opera

Every soap uses lots of different camera shots and angles. First of all there is the reverse shot, this is used when two people are talking, tends to be head and shoulders shot. The second one is the medium shot; this is usually head, shoulders and half of a body on the shot. This is… View Article

Discuss the importance of realism in British soap opera

Corrie, ‘Enders and Brookie are all one. Family Affairs and The Archers are too. These shows are all a part of the great institution known as the British Soap Opera’s. Originating from when they were U. S. daytime drama programs sponsored by soap manufacturers, they were aimed at 1930’s housewives with Opera ironically mocking the… View Article

An analysis of the conventions the soap opera genre

In this essay I intend to explore the genre of Soap Opera and some of the conventions that determine the genre. The Soap Opera genre is defined as “A serialized drama usually dealing with domestic problems”. Eastenders and Coronation Street are prime examples of the Genre. Soap Operas originated in America in the late 1950’s… View Article

Soap Opera

Now that you have an idea of what a soap opera is and what elements shape a soap opera, I will now present the O. C., which is a modern primetime soap. I will explain later on what distinguish it from the daytime shows such as Days of Our Lives and The Young and the… View Article

Soap Operas and the politics of everyday lives

Language is use for communication and to convey our ideas. It can also be used as a social marker. It creates meanings and it is also considered as a source of power (Larson, :180). Power relations are also embedded in the langauge of soap operas. Soap operas are said to be reflections of reality, it… View Article

Soap Operas

In our life soap operas are very popular. Many people find them enjoyable and realistic, but some people don’t think so. There are as much opinions about soap operas as people. I can’t say that soap operas are good or bad. I think that there are some advantages and disadvantages and now I will discuss… View Article