O papel do reader na análise da narrativa ficcional

  • Mariana Costa Silva Vicente (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this internship report we called "The Role of the Reader in the Analysis of the Fiction Narrative", we tried to study the new bet on the function of reader. The large diversified offer and demand of audiovisual content by the spectators induced a greater critical sense in the analysis of projects for production, since the margin for error tends to be smaller. The writing process is the first of several stages of long duration and great investment. In this sense, it is important to invest in a unique and exclusively specific function for the critical analysis of the script. The function of reader, more recognized in international audiovisual media, begins to gain prominence in Portugal, being a new long-term bet of the company SP Televisão, where the internship took place.The study of the elements inherent to the script of a fictional narrative and its writing process aims to answer the starting question that relates to the rules of analysis that can be placed on a script, in order to know how to analyze its potential. Based on a theoretical framework and an interview with professionals in the Portuguese and international audiovisual milieu, we proposed a model for the analysis of fictional narrative, capable of guiding the writing of a reader's report, which we later tried to exemplify with the script of the first episode of the Nazaré soap opera.
Date of Award1 Mar 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEduardo Cintra Torres (Supervisor)


  • Audiovisual media
  • Fictional narratives
  • Script
  • Screenplay analysis
  • Reader


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação

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