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'There’s nothing only about being a girl ': learning to "play" the doctor’s companion

Giles, Dr David Boarder and Peloff, Amy 2016, 'There’s nothing only about being a girl ': learning to "play" the doctor’s companion. In Leitch, Gillian I. and Ginn, Sherry (ed), WHO travels with the doctor? : essays on the companions of Doctor Who, McFarland & Company Publishers, Jefferson, N.C., pp.52-68.

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Title 'There’s nothing only about being a girl ': learning to "play" the doctor’s companion
Author(s) Giles, Dr David Boarder
Peloff, Amy
Title of book WHO travels with the doctor? : essays on the companions of Doctor Who
Editor(s) Leitch, Gillian I.
Ginn, Sherry
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 11
Start page 52
End page 68
Total pages 17
Publisher McFarland & Company Publishers
Place of Publication Jefferson, N.C.
Summary Throughout the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the Doctor has rarely been alone—his companions are essential. Male or (mostly) female, alien or (mostly) human, young or old (none as old as he), the dozens of companions who have travelled with him over the past 50 years have served as sympathetic proxies for the audience. Through their adventures the companions are perfected, facing danger and thus discovering their strengths and weaknesses. Yet they all pay a price, losing their innocence and sometimes their lives. This collection of new essays examines the role of the companion as an intermediate between viewers and the Doctor. The contributors discuss who travels with the Doctor and why, how they interact, how the companions influence the narrative and how their journeys change them
ISBN 9780786495252
Language eng
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
200204 Cultural Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2016, Gillian I. Leitch and Sherry Ginn
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089271

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