The view from inside the 'simulacrum': visitors' tales from the set of Coronation Street.

@article{Couldry1998TheVF,
  title={The view from inside the 'simulacrum': visitors' tales from the set of Coronation Street.},
  author={N. Couldry},
  journal={Leisure Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={94-107}
}
The social significance of visits to television and film locations has been little studied. This article concentrates on Granada Studios Tour (GST) - home of the external set of Coronation Street - and uses as its main source interviews with visitors to GST, conducted on site and in visitors' homes, to explore the complex significance of this site. Although sites such as GST have tended to be dismissed because of their ‘fictive’ status, a detailed examination of visitors’ experiences - in… Expand
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