TV Dramaturgy: Format Approach

Cover Page

Cite item


The article analyses the issues of television format and its dramatic foundation. Unlike film, a television spectacle is, above all, reproducible: in its core lays a replicated plot structure, which is filled with new content in each new episode of the series. The need for establishing of a steady communication with TV audience demands special rules, instruments and plot devices, enclosed in a professional term “television format”. Consistent modelling of predetermined reactions of the audience is in the core of the format’s dramatic structure. The format is seen outside the specific subject-matter; as a dynamic system: as a number of multi-level codes.

About the authors

Irina N Kemarskaya

FGBOU Scientific Research Center, Continuing Professional Education “Media Industry Academy”

Author for correspondence.

PhD (Philology), Lead Research Officer


  1. Арабов Ю.Н. Кинематограф и теория восприятия: учеб. пособие. - М.: ВГИК, 2003. -106 с.
  2. Арнольд И.В. Стилистика декодирования: курс лекций. - Ленинградский государственный педагогический институт (ЛГПИ им. А.И. Герцена), 1974. - 78 с.
  3. Куренной В. Философия фильма: упражнения в анализе. - М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2009. - 232 с.
  4. Мариевская Н.Е. Время в кино. - М.: Прогресс-Традиция, 2015. - 336 с.
  5. Мариевская Н.Е. Сценарий фильма как модель динамического процесса // Вестник ВГИК, № 2 (20), июнь 2014. - С. 22-35.
  6. Телерадиоэфир: история и современность / под ред. А.Г. Качкаевой. - М.: Элиткомстар, 2008. - 400 с.

Copyright (c) 2015 Kemarskaya I.N.

This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies