Sitcom Characters

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AS Media: MS1 February 01, 2010

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2. AS Media: MS1 February 01, 2010To explore representation in sitcomsDifferentiate between the terms stereotype, archetype and genre type.Apply the terms whilst discussing ideas about character types and gender.Exchange and feedback ideas relating to representation of characters in sitcoms. 3. AS Media: MS1 February 01, 2010Note down 2 things you havelearned about each:Sit-com conventionsTypes of comedySit-com audiences 4. AS Media: MS1 February 01, 2010 A commonly held public belief about specific social groups anda powerful way labeling others in society This refers to a general version of apersonality. For example, the "clown".These characters roles carry little meaning inthemselves but are essential for the story towork, e.g. the guest star. mother figure white male (American) transient characterarchetype stereotypegeneric type 5. AS Media: MS1February 01, 2010A few Media theory suggestsIndividual charactersfamiliar traits that all characters exist with a complex arraysomewhere on thisorspectrum. of vales anddescriptive emotions.features 6. AS Media: MS1February 01, 2010 To be able to differentiate between the terms stereotype, archetype and genre type.Apply the terms whilst discussing ideas about character types.Exchange and feedback ideas relating to representation of characters in sitcoms. 1 thing youfound useful1 thing you need to revise.