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“The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited

“The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited

The Case of General Hospital

Chapter:
(p.163) “The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited
Source:
The Survival of Soap Opera
Author(s):
Bernard M. TimbergErnest M. Alba
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0021

This chapter examines the camera work of the first episode of General Hospital (GH) on April 1, 1963, as positioned within the show’s thirtieth anniversary in 1993, and as compared to a 2009 episode of GH. It demonstrates how the production values and camera technology of soaps have evolved.

Keywords:   soap operas, camera work, daytime television, production value, camera technology

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