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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Crossroads (soap opera)
Soap operas are of two basic narrative types: "open" soap operas, in which there is no end point toward which the action of the narrative moves; and "closed" soap operas, in which, no matter how attenuated the process, the narrative does eventually close.
Thus the soap opera has been the most easily parodied of all broadcasting genres, and its presumed audience most easily stereotyped as the working-class "housewife" who allows the dishes to pile up and the children to run amuck because of her "addiction" to soap operas.
Despite the fact that the soap opera is demonstrably one of the most narratively complex genres of television drama whose enjoyment requires considerable knowledge by its viewers, and despite the fact that its appeals for half a century have cut across social and demographic categories, the term continues to carry this sexist and classist baggage.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Crossroads-(soap-opera)   (2460 words)

 Soap Opera
The term "soap opera" was coined by the American press in the 1930s to denote the extraordinarily popular genre of serialized domestic radio dramas, which, by 1940, represented some 90% of all commercially-sponsored daytime broadcast hours.
Particularly in the United States, the connotation of "soap opera" as a degraded cultural and aesthetic form is inextricably bound to the gendered nature of its appeals and of its target audience.
Soap opera magazines became an important focus of soap fan culture in the 1980s--a culture that was recognized (and exploited) by soap producers through their sponsorship or encouragement of public appearances by soap opera actors and more recently of soap opera "conventions."
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/S/htmlS/soapopera/soapopera.htm   (5947 words)

 soapcentral.com News | Disney to Launch Soap Channel | soapcentral.com @ soapcentral.com
The soap opera channel will run twenty-four hours a day, but the focus of the programming will be the ABC soaps All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and Port Charles.
Soap fans are obviously hoping for the rerunning of classic episodes of their favorite soaps.
In addition to the current soaps, ABC could also air some of the shows that are not currently on the air.
www.soapcentral.com /soapcentral/news/991220-soapnet.php   (587 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term "soap opera" originated from the fact that when these serial dramas were aired on daytime radio, the commercials aired during the shows were largely aimed at housewives.
The American soap opera The Guiding Light started as a radio drama in January 1937.
With the exception of several years in the late 1940s when Irna Phillips was in dispute with Procter and Gamble, The Guiding Light has been heard or seen every weekday since, making it the longest story ever told.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/so/soap_opera.html   (524 words)

 Hotel Soap Opera
I took the 6 soaps which were in your way on the shelf and put them in the soap dish where your Dial was.
I didn't remove the 3 complimentary soaps which are always placed inside the medicine cabinet for all new check-ins and which you did not object to when you checked in last Monday.
The new maid you assigned me must have thought I was a new check-in today, since she left another 3 bars of hotel soap in my medicine cabinet along with her regular delivery of 3 bars on the bath-room shelf.
www.bargain-mall.com /soap.htm   (952 words)

 Halfbakery: Soap Opera Recycling
Soaps that have run their course, been axed, and consigned forever to drift off into the empty ether of space and nostalgia.
Obviously, what’s to be done is this – in most cases, the death of a soap is trumpeted well in advance in a vain attempt to go out in a pop of glory with a touching and poignant final episode.
Thanks to the ill-will inspired contracts that were signed, the actors from the old soap have all agreed to participate in a new kind of drama - perhaps a tad more bitter and cynical - which fictionally follows their lives after the spotlight of celebrity has passed them by.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Soap_20Opera_20Recycling   (559 words)

 soapcentral.com | Awards | soapcentral.com @ soapcentral.com
There are also several soap opera magazines that host awards shows of their own.
In this section you'll be able to find out which soap stars and programs have been honored by you, the visitors of the Soap Opera Central site.
The awards started in the 1950s, but it was not until 1991 that soap operas were given their own category within the awards.
www.soapcentral.com /soapcentral/awards/index.php   (418 words)

 Amazon.com: The Kinks Present a Soap Opera: Music: The Kinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
well, "a soap opera" was a product of that period in kinks history when davies was consumed with the idea of the "concept album".
what saves "a soap opera" is that it's not impossible to listen to the songs on their own, out of the context of the larger story.
Soap Opera was widely criticized upon its 1975 release, and certainly it bore little in common with the trademark Kinks sound that established them initially.
www.amazon.com /Kinks-Present-Soap-Opera/dp/B00000FDJR   (1830 words)

 Soap Opera Propaganda in Venezuela - by Humberto Márquez
CARACAS - The last battle for power is on in Venezuela, with a new soap opera shedding a positive light on President Hugo Chávez and his cause, and conflicting opinion poll results regarding the outcome of the Aug. 15 presidential recall referendum.
Amores de Barrio Adentro (roughly translated as Love Inside the Neighborhood) is a new soap opera aired by the state-run TV station which depicts life and the political reality in a poor neighborhood.
Over the past two decades, Venezuela has become a producer of "realistic" soap operas, and has even exported some of its productions, while several screenwriters and directors have come up with innovations that have caught on.
www.antiwar.com /ips/marquez.php?articleid=2934   (1224 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day
The expression soap opera refers to a radio or television series depicting the interconnected lives of many characters often in a sentimental, melodramatic way.
A soap opera is so called for the less-than-thrilling reason that soap manufacturers were prominent initial sponsors of such programs.
Opera was already in use in weakened senses like this: horse opera was a popular 1920s term for a Western film or radio/TV show, and oat(s) opera was in use by the mid-1930s.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19981028   (144 words)

 Soap Opera Digest
Soap Opera Digest is a magazine chronicling the stories airing on American soap operas and the off-screen lives of the actors appearing on them.
Academic paper on the development of soap opera in Ireland and its influence on contemporary life.
Specializing in recent and hard-to-find back issues of soap opera magazines from the '80s to the present.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Soap_Opera_Digest   (1177 words)

 Andy Warhol's Soap Opera
According to Holzer, Warhol told her that he was making a movie called Soap Opera, and asked her if she would like to be in it.
Soap Opera was subtitled "The Lester Persky Story" because Warhol used television commercials produced by Persky in the film.
In 1965, he became the director of exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and was responsible for the Warhol exhibit there that was mobbed by students and reporters.
www.warholstars.org /filmch/warhol/soap.html   (562 words)

 Santa Barbara (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santa Barbara was an American soap opera which ran on NBC for 2137 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993.
Some soap critics, such as Michael Logan, were deeply angered by what they saw as the crassness of the final shot.
By 1987-88 however it was beginning to generate respectable numbers: it was still in 10th place but achieved a 4.9 rating, the highest in the history of the show.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santa_Barbara_(soap_opera)   (1273 words)

 Soap Opera Resources
Soap opera fans now have another avenue to find out the latest scoops and information about their favorite daytime serials -- the Internet!
So, it is no surprise that soap opera related memorabilia have jumped on the collectible bandwagon.
There are other memorabilia that soap fans collect as well including specially-made video tapes (such as GL's "Reva: The Scarlet Years"), collectible plates, books, trivia card sets, etc. Feel free to browse the site for such items and/or post your own collectibles for sale or trade.
www.folksonline.com /folks/hh/tours/soapop.htm   (1026 words)

 Soap Opera Digest
Soap Opera Digest goes behind the scenes of the most popular soaps from daytime and primetime.
Soap Opera Digest catches readers up on what happened last week and gives them sneak peeks at upcoming plots.
The drama, the romance and all the intrigue of your favorite soaps are featured each and every week in Soap Opera Digest.
www.magazinesofamerica.com /1701-52.html   (110 words)

 The most comprehensive book about soap opera's history! | The Soap Opera Encyclopedia | Gerard J. Waggett
It seems he has plenty of respect for the soaps as well as the readers who have been waiting for a new encyclopedia for years.
With biograhies on certain soap opera legends and 46 years of Neilsen ratings of all the soaps.
A unique look at TV's most endearing kind of show, The Soap Opera Encyclopedia is a must-have for any soap fan.
www.very-clever.com /information/ddqadaauiq   (445 words)

 MADE IN THE USA SOAP OPERA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
People start to explain the soap opera story, this is not and should not be on the top of the new of CNN or any other station.
Well, I do not watch soap operas, but sometime you are near one and hear what is happening on the show, and I end up saying,
In real life all the people in all situations are not arguing, only in a Soap Opera.
www.hobotraveler.com /2004/10/made-in-usa-soap-opera.html   (410 words)

 soap opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Award-winning soap opera focusing on mystery and romance in New York.
Daily soap opera depicting the NYC-based lives of a single woman, a party planner, and an international spa owner.
An interactive CD-ROM Soap Opera in which anyone interested in dating make choices on subjects related to dating, sex, smoking, drugs and friends, see the consequences these choices have in their lives.
www.nightimeuk.com /cgi-bin/members/odp.cgi?terms=soap+opera&action=search   (631 words)

 USATODAY.com - Palestinians soak up soap opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The soap revolves around the children of two Palestinian Muslim families and a Palestinian Christian family.
In January, four young Palestinian writers were drafted to develop the soap opera's script.
While it's supposed to be set in Bethlehem, the soap was filmed mostly in the neighboring town of Beit Jala.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-11-02-palestinian-soap-opera_x.htm   (828 words)

 Soap Opera Digest & Weekly Homepage
With soap operas filming a new show every day, the cast and crew will be the first to tell you that it’s rare they find time to vacation.
When you see this icon at the end of a Soap Opera Digest magazine story, this is the place where you'll find related Web information More...
When you see this icon at the end of a Soap Opera Weekly magazine story, this is the place where you'll find related Web information More...
www.soapdigest.com   (765 words)

 Soap Opera Weekly
PRIMEDIA's Soap Opera Weekly is a must-read for more than 3 million young, dedicated consumers who depend on the magazine for the most timely coverage of hot news and breaking stories in the world of daytime and primetime soaps.
From backstage gossip and in-depth interviews, to who's wearing what, Soap Opera Weekly gives readers the information they crave in a big, contemporary design.
Soap Opera Weekly has provided avid soap fans with up-to-the-minute news and in-depth coverage of their favorite form of entertainment for almost 15 years.
www.primedia.com /divisions/enthusiastmedia/soapoperaweekly   (106 words)

 Soap Opera Reviews
There is nothing like a soap and ever since I was a two-year-old in a hospital bed, soaps have enthralled me. Watching As the World Turns' John Dixon wreak havoc on Memorial hospital is like...
It is the end of the rating season, it is the month of the Emmys, and it is the catalyst that takes us through the long months before November when writers and producers feel...
My main focus was on the characters that either have one moment of remorse or generosity that then get all their sins forgiven or the ones who remain bad but are treated like respected members...
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/soap_opera_criticism   (532 words)

 Soap Opera Recaps, News, Pictures, Hunks & Babes, Forums, Official Sites
...with more on TV soaps, including top sites for keeping up with plot summaries and storylines, pictures and feature articles on the hottest soap opera hunks and babes, complete on-air schedules, plus related chats, forums and message boards...
Shrine to the Soap Hunks - Check out all your favorites in dozens of picture galleries including top hunks from Days, OLTL, Passions and more including video montages, shirtless shots and publicity photos.
Soap Opera Buzz - Very active online community with discussions on gossip and spoilers, general soap opera news and separate forums for each of the top U.S. daytime soaps.
www.chiff.com /pop-culture/soaps.htm   (310 words)

 Soap Opera Digest Magazine : Magazine Subscription [Soap Opera Digest Magazine ] MagsOnTheNet.com
Soap Opera Digest magazine is the insider's guide to daytime - the sizzle, the stars and the shows.
Soap Opera Digest magazine features late-breaking news, who's coming & going, sneak peeks and VCR alerts.
Soap Opera Digest Magazine Subscription: 52 issues per year.
www.magsonthenet.com /soapopdig.html   (152 words)

 Soap Opera Products Mall! Best Bargain Prices on the Internet!!
The Skinny on Food from a Daytime Star On ABC television's All My Children, she's Janet Green, but in real life, Robin Mattson is not only an award-winning daytime TV star, but also a professional chef who hosted her own cooking show, The Main Ingredient.
In Soap Opera Cafe, Robin shares over 150 of her reduced-fat recipes, plus some creations from her fellow stars.
Soap Opera Weekly Magazine is for people who are passionate about their soaps!
www.hollywoodmania.com /soapoperamall/soapoperamall.html   (479 words)

 Soap Opera Digest with $5 Bonus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I love to read Soap Opera Digest so I can catch up on my favorite shows.
I have been reading Soap Opera Digest for years and love it.
of all the soap magazines this one is the best and I have received all of them.
www.magazines-review.com /Soap_Opera_Digest_B00005NIOT.html   (113 words)

 Amazon.com: Soap Opera Digest with $5 Bonus: Magazines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I grew up with soaps because of my mother and during summers and breaks, it was very easy to get back into them.
since the Young&The Restless is my favorite Soap this Magazine provides a cool glimpse into the coming week or weeks ahead on things.they have a cool overview on topics with the people in the casts&changes that occur.a cool read for all your favorite soaps.
Look, if you are a hardcore soap fan, this magazine will provide you with a ton of information about what's about to happen on your soaps week to week.
www.amazon.com /Soap-Opera-Digest-5-Bonus/dp/B00005NIOT   (1032 words)

 Soap Opera Digest
PRIMEDIA's Soap Opera Digest, the leading magazine reporting on the soap opera industry for almost 30 years, provides behind-the-scenes scoop and breaking news to passionate soap fans every week.
Our readers have a strong connection to their favorite characters and Soap Opera Digest is the link to these stars both on screen and off.
With special editorial features on beauty, fashion, health/fitness and parenting, in addition to the latest soap news, Soap Opera Digest gives readers all the information they crave.
www.primedia.com /divisions/enthusiastmedia/soapoperadigest   (100 words)

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