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.
'There are very few textbooks for media teachers interested in radio, so any new addition to the ranks is very welcome. When they are as good as this one it's time to celebrate.' - Roy Stafford, in the picture, Summer 2000
'Everybody interested in radio should read and enjoy this book and for any teacher taking radio seriously as part of an 'academic' or vocational media course it is an essential purchase.' - Roy Stafford, in the picture, Summer 2000