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Revolution in the echo chamber : audio drama's past, present and future

Author: Leslie Grace McMurtry
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA : Intellect, 2019.
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Revolution in the Echo Chamber is a sociohistorical analysis of British and US radio and audio drama from 1919 to the present day. This volume examines the aesthetic, cultural and technical elements of audio drama along with its context within the literary canon. In addition to the form and development of aural drama, Leslie Grace McMurtry provides an exploration of mental imagery generation in relation to its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McMurtry, Leslie Grace.
Revolution in the echo chamber.
Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA : Intellect, 2019
(OCoLC)1065731990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Grace McMurtry
ISBN: 9781789380439 178938043X
OCLC Number: 1089126235
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Why Bother with Audio Drama?; Reasons to exist; Note; Section I: Audio Drama in Context; Chapter 1: Audio Drama in the Context of the Literary Canon; How to treat radio drama; Radio drama as high and low art; A deluge of dirt?; Against the Storm (1939-42); The Country and the City and The Archers in Middle England; The radio western; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 2: Audio Drama and Listening; Listening is centripetal; One and many; Modes of listening; Understanding listening; Conclusion; Notes Chapter 3: Audio Drama Techniques and EffectsHow is audio drama made?; The role of the actor in audio drama; The role of the director and producer in audio drama; Creating a soundscape; The architecture of time; Previously unheard worlds; Painting a picture; Dialect; Heightened language; Audiopositioning; When we might like earlids; Sex and violence on air; Conclusion; Notes; Section II: History (1919-2010); Chapter 4: British Radio Drama (1919-60); The birth of broadcasting (1895-1918); The British Broadcasting Company (1922-26); The BBC: Ambition and control (1927-39) Europe at war (1939-45)Post-war content (1945-55); The 1950s: The Golden Age of British radio drama; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 5: US Radio Drama (1919-60); Spies, detectives, crime-fighters and victims; Tinkering (1901-20); The Radio Act of 1927 (1920-27); Early advertising (1927-30); The Columbia Workshop and art vs. commodity (1935-40); Genre and audience (1940-55); Post-war radio trends (1945-55); Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6: Why US Audio Drama Died and British Audio Drama Survived; Commercial advertising and control in the United States; US network executives shape policy Censorship and TVThe BBC and US radio policy; Let's pretend: Was there any US radio drama 1948-58 that could have saved the genre?; Notes; Chapter 7: The Ascendance of the Background Medium: Drama on US and British Radio (1960-2010); Radio drama in Britain (1960-2010); Radio drama in the United States (1960-2010); Conclusion; Notes; Section III: Audio Drama Today; Chapter 8: Current British Audio Drama; Structure and strands; BBC radio drama, body of work: Statistics; BBC radio drama: Range of work; Range of work: Anecdotal evidence; Audiences; iPlayer; The gamechanger and Life and Fate Alternatives to the BBCConclusion; Notes; Chapter 9: Current US Audio Drama; A tyranny of choice; Serial; What does public service broadcasting mean in the United States?; Audiobooks; Performatory OTR recreations; Satellite audio drama; Audio drama podcasts; Conclusion; Notes; Section IV: The Future of Audio Drama; Chapter 10: Listening Now; Shrimp sale at the Crab Crib: Advertising in podcasting paradise?; Serial's sophomore slump; Serial's audience: Those who don't listen; Conclusion; Chapter 11: The Post-Serial World and Listeners of the Future
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