The Medium and the Magician: The Radio Legacy of Orson Welles, 1934-1952 (Critical Media Studies, Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series)

The Medium and the Magician: The Radio Legacy of Orson Welles, 1934-1952 (Critical Media Studies, Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series)

by Paul Heyer
     
 

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Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and the Magician is a comprehensive review of Welles's radio career, devoted to assessing his radio artistry and influence in the field. Visit our website for

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Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and the Magician is a comprehensive review of Welles's radio career, devoted to assessing his radio artistry and influence in the field. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Editorial Reviews

Michele Hilmes
At last Orson Welles's radio work gets the attention it deserves! Paul Heyer makes the compelling case that Welles should be regarded as a formidable creative force in radio as much as he is in film and theater, backing it up with impressive research and a lively, engaging writing style. This fascinating study sheds light not just on Welles's work generally, but on U.S. radio history and the emergence of sound as an art form.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Heyer's brilliance in developing this book is based on formidable research into Welles' creative output, interviews, books, papers, studies, and transcripts of every aspect or person that entered Welles's career.... Impressive
— Anne Leighton
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online - Anne Leighton
Heyer's brilliance in developing this book is based on formidable research into Welles' creative output, interviews, books, papers, studies, and transcripts of every aspect or person that entered Welles's career.... Impressive
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
A very insightful window into a creative period that was all too short.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
Heyer's brilliance in developing this book is based on formidable research into Welles' creative output, interviews, books, papers, studies, and transcripts of every aspect or person that entered Welles's career.... Impressive
— Anne Leighton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537972
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
990,044
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.53(d)

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