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    Myth maketh the woman: Calamity Jane, frontier mythology and creating American (media) historical imaginings

    McCabe, Janet (2006) Myth maketh the woman: Calamity Jane, frontier mythology and creating American (media) historical imaginings. In: Lavery, D. (ed.) Reading "Deadwood": A Western to Swear. Reading Contemporary Television. London, UK: I.B. Tauris, pp. 59-77. ISBN 9781845112219.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Apart from its brilliance as television, it's amazing what "Deadwood" gets away with. This acclaimed series from HBO, which premiered in 2004, is set in the teeming outlaw camp of 'Deadwood'. It has been described by "Variety" as 'a vulgar, gritty, at times downright nasty take on the Old West brimming with all the dark genius that series creator and sceenwriter extraordinaire David Milch has at his fingertips'. All this and more. The international cast of authoritative contributors assess "Deadwood's" many facets: its profane language, its characters, from Al Swearengen (who lives up to his name) and Calamity Jane, to B.B. Farnham and Mr. Wu, its place in the western genre, "Deadwood" and serial fiction, prostitution, the making of American civil society, "Deadwood's" Chinese, the opening credits, Reverend Smith and much more. Episode and character guides complete the book - the "Deadwood" companion for fans and students to swear by.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 15:08
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24118

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