Radio Drama / Edition 1

Radio Drama / Edition 1

by Tim Crook, Crook Tim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415216036

ISBN-13: 9780415216036

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216036
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Pt. IPractice Meets Theory
1A New Media History Perspective through Audio Drama3
2Radio Drama as Modernity12
3The Electrophone or Theatrophone: broadcasting audio drama before the radio15
4The Six Ages of Audio Drama and the Internet Epoch21
5From Sound Houses to the Phonograph Sound Play30
6A Technological Time-line37
7A Culturalist Approach to Internet Audio Drama41
Pt. IISound Theory and Practice
8Radio Drama is Not a Blind Medium53
9Sound Design Vocabulary70
10The Cinematic and Musical Inspiration90
Pt. IIIThe New Radio Drama Form: Skits and Live Improvisations
11Blurring Fiction with Reality105
12Radio Drama Panics: a cross-cultural phenomenon115
13Moving from Burlesque to Propaganda and News121
14The War of the Worlds Effect: Spoonface Steinberg?136
15Spoonface Steinberg: constructing the Holocaust as a means of Identification144
Pt. IVThe Theory and Practice of Writing Audio Drama
16The Writing Agenda for Audio Drama151
17Creating the Character and Effective Use of Characterisation183
18Writing Dialogue188
Pt. VConstructing the Radio Drama/Documentary Feature
19The Phantom Distinction201
20Making the Documentary Feature213
Pt. VIThe Practice and Theory of Directing and Performance
21Directorial Responsibility235
22Managing the Production240
23Experimental Direction and Performance246
Notes251
Audio drama bibliography269
Index288

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