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List of genres, styles and show formats

Television Formats

  • Medical Series
  • Advice Programs: Medical Topics
  • Docu-Soap: Emigrants, Child-Rearing, Home Decorating
  • Trial Broadcast
  • Church Service, Televangelist
  • Eurovision Contest
  • Chart Show
  • Infotainment
  • Children's Programming (Sesame Street, Mouse TV)
  • Cooking Show
  • Comedy Stall
  • Cultural Programing / Arts
  • Art and Junk (antiques experts give advice)
  • Music Stall
  • News Programme (Tagesschau)
  • Reality TV
  • Travel / Cities Magazine
  • Report
  • Sitcom
  • Soap, Soap Opera
  • Sport: Sports show, live transmission
  • Language Course
  • Talkshow
  • Open University
  • TV Shopping (infomercial)
  • Animal Documentary
  • Road Safety Education Spot: The Seven Senses
  • Election Studio
  • Party Political Broadcast
  • Adverts and Mainzelmänchen
  • Weather Report
  • Politics and Economics
  • Science
  • Science Show

Theatre Genres

  • Greek Tragedy
  • Popular Theatre (such as "Ohnesorg", Millowitsch, Chimgauer Popular Theatre)
  • Dance Theatre (one piece is narrated)
  • Ballet (classical figures, classical tutus)
  • Modern Dance (expressive movements, jazz dance, jumps)
  • Experimental Theatre / Expressionistic Theatre
  • Brecht / Epic Theatre
  • AgitProp / Revolutionary Theatre / Socialist Didactic Plays
  • Problem Pieces, Milieu Pieces
  • Theatre of the Absurd / Ionesco / Beckett
  • Shakespeare Theatre
  • Baroque Theatre (prominent costumes and empty phrases)
  • Comedia del Arte
  • Goldoni / Voltaire
  • Peasant Farces
  • Black Theatre
  • Musical Theatre / Rock Opera
  • Musical
  • Operettas
  • Classical Opera (with arias, recitative, and spoken dialogue)
  • Wagner / Verdi Operas (worked out composition, no spoken text)
  • Modern Opera (oblique to experimental music, atonal or minimal)
  • Chinese Opera

Children

  • Marionette Theatre
  • Puppet Theatre
  • Cartoon
  • Little Clay Men
  • Clown Theatre
  • Magician
  • Fairy Tales / Songs (e.g. Bird Wedding; put on by children)
  • Punch and Judy
  • Mouse TV

Music Styles

  • Gregorian Chant
  • Medieval Music
  • Church Music / Organ and Choral
  • Ballad singer / minstrel
  • Drinking Songs / Student Songs
  • Love Songs / Vulgar Songs
  • Silent Film / Ragtime
  • Opera (see Theatre)
  • Art song / singer and piano (Schubert)
  • 12 tone music / atonal music (just sing weirdly!)
  • Minimal music
  • Ambient (lots of music, not much singing)
  • Italian Bell Canto (Pavarotti)
  • Chinese Opera / Music
  • Operettas
  • Musical
  • Jazz / Jazzbalade / Jazz Song (Standard)
  • Dixieland / Louis Amstrong
  • Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova
  • Electrical Jazz / Rock Jazz
  • Free Jazz / Archi Shepp
  • Punk Jazz / very heavy drums, vocals as in Punk
  • Salsa / Merengue
  • African Pop / M. Makeba
  • Reggae
  • Country and Western
  • Hill Billy
  • Motown
  • Soul
  • Gospel
  • Singer and Songwriter
  • Songwriter
  • Chanson / Canzoni
  • Folk music (including non-European)
  • Irish Folk
  • Belly dance music
  • Classical Chinese Music
  • Indian Dance / Shaman Dance
  • African music (drums, cantor and refrain)
  • Overtone Singing
  • Yodelling
  • Gstanzl (Bavarian Couplé, only for the initiated)
  • Cabaret Song
  • Couple / satirical song
  • Socialist Workers' Songs
  • Popular Music (Music Stall)
  • Pop Song
  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Death Metal
  • Heavy Metal
  • Punk
  • New German Wave
  • Techno / Electronic Music
  • Rap
  • Hip Hop
  • A Capella / A Capella Instrumental
  • Children's Song

Radio formats

  • Radio Play
  • Listener calls: "Greetings ..."
  • Interview
  • Morning Show
  • News
  • Traffic News
  • Request Program

Miscellaneous

  • Audiobook
  • Picture book
  • Dime novel
  • User Manual (as "literary" genre)
  • Powerpoint Presentation


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