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British radio drama / edited by John Drakakis.


Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
ISBN 9780521293839, 0521293839, 0521221838, 9780521221832

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Other Authors Drakakis, John.
Subjects Audiodrames -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire et critique.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Engels.
Englisch.
Hoorspelen.
Hörspiel.
Radio plays, English -- History and criticism.
Radio plays, English.
Théâtre anglais -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Description viii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-280) and index.
Summary There has been little serious attempt in Britain to deal critically and historically with the subject of radio drama. This volume of essays concentrates upon a small group of influential writers who have devoted all or part of their attention to writing plays for radio. The introduction charts the development of radio drama since its inception in the 1920s and its changing relationships with the theatre and later with television. It shows how the early ideal of broadcasting significant works of established literature and drama helped to provide a broad foundation for the growth of a body of dramatic literature which fully exploited the medium's reliance upon sound alone. Separate contributions contain full appraisals of the radio writing of Louis MacNeice, Dylan Thomas and Henry Reed, while detailed studies of particular aspects of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers, Susan Hill, Giles Cooper and Samuel Beckett explore the practical as well as the critical issues involved in the study of radio drama.
Contents The radio drama of Louis MacNeice / Christopher Holme -- The radio road to Llareggub / Peter Lewis -- Telling the story : Susan Hill and Dorothy L. Sayers / Donald A. Low -- Giles Cooper : the medium as moralist / Frances Gray -- The radio plays of Henry Reed / Roger Savage -- Beckett and the radio medium / Katharine Worth -- British radio drama since 1960 / David Wade.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7468629
(OCoLC)ocm07468629
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