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Forever Krystle

Nicholas Shakespeare

20 February 1986
Watching ‘Dallas’: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination 
by Ien Ang, translated by Della Couling.
Methuen, 148 pp., £10.50, November 1985, 0 416 41630 6
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... most far-reaching words of his distinguished career. Kissinger replies: ‘That’s right.’ Now, in the footsteps of the royals and the politicians, come the academics. In Watching ‘Dallas’, IenAng, a lecturer in the department of political science at Amsterdam University, attempts to discover why Dallas is so popular and enjoyable. Her study, subtitled ‘Soap Opera and the Melodramatic ...

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