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It's like they threw a panther in the air and caught it in embroidery: Australian comedy in translation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The American remake of Kath and Kim was received with some scepticism by Australian critics and audiences. Sue Turnbull explores the adaptation process involved in the successful export of Australian comedy - what can and cannot be culturally translated - and the specific factors which make for successful television comedy in different global markets.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Published In


Citation


  • Turnbull, S. E. 2008, ''It''s like they threw a panther in the air and caught it in embroidery: Australian comedy in translation'', Metro, no. 159, pp. 110-115.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1972

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 110

End Page


  • 115

Issue


  • 159

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The American remake of Kath and Kim was received with some scepticism by Australian critics and audiences. Sue Turnbull explores the adaptation process involved in the successful export of Australian comedy - what can and cannot be culturally translated - and the specific factors which make for successful television comedy in different global markets.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Published In


Citation


  • Turnbull, S. E. 2008, ''It''s like they threw a panther in the air and caught it in embroidery: Australian comedy in translation'', Metro, no. 159, pp. 110-115.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1972

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 110

End Page


  • 115

Issue


  • 159

Place Of Publication


  • Australia