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Radio Drama - Tim Crook

Paperback Published: 9th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415216036
Number Of Pages: 312

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"Radio Drama " brings together the practical skills needed for radio drama, such as directing, writing and sound design, with media history and communication theory. From the early audio broadcasts of 1914 and the development of General Electric's New York "WGY" station in 1922, through Orson Welles' startling Halloween broadcast of "War of the Worlds" in 1938, to more recent radio spoofs and the subversive challenge from "media guerrillas," Tim Crook explores the history and contemporary practice of radio drama.

List of plates
Practice Meets Theory
A New Media History Perspective through Audio Dramap. 3
Radio Drama as Modernityp. 12
The Electrophone or Theatrophone: broadcasting audio drama before the radiop. 15
The Six Ages of Audio Drama and the Internet Epochp. 21
From Sound Houses to the Phonograph Sound Playp. 30
A Technological Time-linep. 37
A Culturalist Approach to Internet Audio Dramap. 41
Sound Theory and Practice
Radio Drama is Not a Blind Mediump. 53
Sound Design Vocabularyp. 70
The Cinematic and Musical Inspirationp. 90
The New Radio Drama Form: Skits and Live Improvisations
Blurring Fiction with Realityp. 105
Radio Drama Panics: a cross-cultural phenomenonp. 115
Moving from Burlesque to Propaganda and Newsp. 121
The War of the Worlds Effect: Spoonface Steinberg?p. 136
Spoonface Steinberg: constructing the Holocaust as a means of Identificationp. 144
The Theory and Practice of Writing Audio Drama
The Writing Agenda for Audio Dramap. 151
Creating the Character and Effective Use of Characterisationp. 183
Writing Dialoguep. 188
Constructing the Radio Drama/Documentary Feature
The Phantom Distinctionp. 201
Making the Documentary Featurep. 213
The Practice and Theory of Directing and Performance
Directorial Responsibilityp. 235
Managing the Productionp. 240
Experimental Direction and Performancep. 246
Notesp. 251
Audio drama bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780415216036
ISBN-10: 0415216036
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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