Morning all, pop on over to Janet Fox's blog, Through the Wardrobe today where she hosts me, as I discuss Ensemble Books. Never heard that term? Me either! Go check it out.
Here's a sneak peak:
“Ensemble pieces,” is a phrase that is most heard when discussing acting. It could be bandied about when seeing a film, a play or even a sitcom such as Modern Family or a dramedy such as Parenthood. Interesting to note, these are both current popular TV ensembles that are based around families—but there are others. What about the cast of Lost, Mary Tyler Moore, Cheers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All of these have viewpoint main characters (well, except for Lost but most would say Jack is the MC of the show) and still all are considered ensemble shows. Is this because television is somewhat comparable to series fiction? What about stand-alone works?