Radio Drama

Author: Tim Crook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113460694X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Radio Drama brings together the practical skills needed for radio drams, such as directing, writing and sound design, with media history and communication theory. Challenging the belief that sound drama is a 'blind medium', Radio Drama shows how experimentation in radio narrative has blurred the dividing line between fiction and reality in modern media. Using extracts from scripts and analysing radio broadcasts from America, Britain, Canada and Australia, the book explores the practicalities of producing drama for radio. Tim Crook illustrates how far radio drama has developed since the first 'audiophonic production' and evaluates the future of radio drama in the age of live phone-ins and immedate access to programmes on the Internet.

Radio Drama

A Comprehensive Chronicle of American Network Programs, 1932-1962

Author: Martin Grams, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786438716

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

View: 1463

The free-standing radios of the middle decades of the 20th century were invitingly rotund and proudly displayed--nothing like today's skinny televisions hidden inside "entertainment centers." Radios were the hub of the family's after-dinner activities, and children and adults gorged themselves on western-adventure series like "The Lone Ranger," police dramas such as "Calling All Cars," and the varied offerings of "The Cavalcade of America." Shows often aired two or three times a week, and many programs were broadcast for more than a decade, comprising hundreds of episodes. This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors. Each entry contains a short broadcast history that includes directors, writers, and actors, and the broadcast dates and airtimes. A comprehensive index rounds out the work.

Radio Drama in Action

Twenty-five Plays of a Changing World

Author: Erik Barnouw,Formerly Dean of the School of Arts and Founder of the Film Division Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434421198

Category: Drama

Page: 410

View: 6988

Erik Barnouw (1908-2001) was a historian of radio and television broadcasting. He became a professor at New York's Columbia University, and then chief of the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Radio drama

Author: Sherman Paxton Lawton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 404

View: 8163


The Radio Drama Handbook

Audio Drama in Context and Practice

Author: Richard J. Hand,Mary Traynor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441147438

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 9204


Writing and Producing Radio Dramas

Author: Esta de Fossard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 325

View: 2220

Throughout the world, the media is used in various ways to promote social awareness and initiate social development. Of all the available means of communication, radio is still the one with the maximum reach in most developing countries. This book, the first in a three-book series titled Communication for Behavior Change, offers extremely practical guidance on how to design, write, and produce radio dramas aimed at motivating social change. Written by a leading teacher and practitioner of Entertainment–Education, it is the only available book which provides complete and hands-on instructions for creating successful radio serial dramas for behavior change. The text is interspersed with examples which show how entertainment and education have been woven together to create awareness programs that are both popular and effective. Extracts from several successful scripts from many countries are also provided to demonstrate what has previously clicked with the audience.

British Radio Drama

Author: John Drakakis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521293839

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 6833

Critical and historical essays on plays for British radio.

Radio Drama

Author: Ian Rodger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333294291

Category: Audiodrames anglais - Histoire et critique

Page: 166

View: 454


Theater of the Mind

Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Author: Neil Verma

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226853527

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 8655

For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.” This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War. In this sweeping exploration of dramatic conventions, Verma investigates legendary dramas by the likes of Norman Corwin, Lucille Fletcher, and Wyllis Cooper on key programs ranging from The Columbia Workshop, The Mercury Theater on the Air, and Cavalcade of America to Lights Out!, Suspense, and Dragnet to reveal how these programs promoted and evolved a series of models of the imagination. With close readings of individual sound effects and charts of broad trends among formats, Verma not only gives us a new account of the most flourishing form of genre fiction in the mid-twentieth century but also presents a powerful case for the central place of the aesthetics of sound in the history of modern experience.

Radio drama

Author: Peter Elfed Lewis

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Drama

Page: 278

View: 7393


Radio Drama

A Technique of Adult Education

Author: James Robert Burull

Publisher: N.A


Category: Radio in education

Page: 392

View: 5223


Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930–1943

Transmitting Nationhood

Author: Lauren Rea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317178696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 3306

In her study of key radio dramas broadcast from 1930 to 1943, Lauren Rea analyses the work of leading exponents of the genre against the wider backdrop of nation-building, intellectual movements and popular culture in Argentina. During the period that has come to be known as the infamous decade, radio serials drew on the Argentine literary canon, with writers such as Héctor Pedro Blomberg and José Andrés González Pulido contributing to the nation-building project as they reinterpreted nineteenth-century Argentina and repackaged it for a 1930s mass audience. Thus, a historical romance set in the tumultuous dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas reveals the conflict between the message transmitted to a mass audience through popular radio drama and the work of historical revisionist intellectuals writing in the 1930s. Transmitted at the same time, González Pulido’s gauchesque series evokes powerful notions of Argentine national identity as it explores the relationship of the gaucho with Argentina’s immigrant population and advocates for the ideal contribution of women and the immigrant population to Argentine nationhood. Rea grounds her study in archival work undertaken at the library of Argentores in Buenos Aires, which holds the only surviving collection of scripts of radio serials from the period. Rea’s book recovers the contribution that these products of popular culture made to the nation-building project as they helped to shape and promote the understanding of Argentine history and cultural identity that is widely held today.

The Black Cat

Deluxe Binder Read-along Radio Drama W/CD

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Balance Publishing Company

ISBN: 1878298704


Page: N.A

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Radio Drama

Growth and Contributions to National Development

Author: Iwebunor Uwabor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa

Page: 380

View: 2117


The Way to Write Radio Drama

Author: William Ash

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing


Category: Radio authorship

Page: 136

View: 2900


Three Radio Plays

Author: Fiona Samuel,Stephen Walker,Stuart Hoar

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864730909

Category: New Zealand drama

Page: 78

View: 6230


British Radio Drama, 1945-1963

Author: Hugh Chignell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781501329692

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 600

British Radio Drama, 1945-1963 reveals the quality and range of the avant-garde radio broadcasts from the 'golden age' of British radio drama. Turning away from the cautious and conservative programming that emerged in the UK immediately after World War II, young generations of radio producers looked to French theatre, introducing writers such as Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco to British radio audiences. This 'theatre of the absurd' triggered a renaissance of writing and production featuring the work of Giles Cooper, Rhys Adrian and Harold Pinter, as well as the launch of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Based on primary archival research and interviews with former BBC staff, Hugh Chignell places this high-point in the BBC's history in the broader context of British post-war culture, as norms of morality and behavior were re-negotiated in the shadow of the Cold War, while at once establishing the internationalism of post-war radio and theatre.