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Radio Drama and Comedy Writers, 1928-1962 - by Ryan Ellett (Paperback)

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The public and academia have showered much attention on many aspects of radio drama, says Ellet, but have almost totally overlooked the scriptwriters, without whom, he claims, early airwaves would have been little more than crudely adapted stage productions and poorly improvised banter. Drawing from histories of the profession and from its trade magazines from the 1930s to the 1950s, he profiles a few hundred of the thousands who created scripts during the decades for production companies, networks, and individual radio stations. Because old-time radio enthusiasts gravitate towards fictional narratives, he provides only token representatives to writers of news, musical-variety, talk, and sports radio. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Ryan Ellett
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2017
TCIN: 52913737
UPC: 9781476665931
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4044
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