Listen in Terror: British Horror Radio from the Advent of Broadcasting to the Digital Age (Hardback)Richard Hand (author)
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 30/04/2014
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This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The book offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and 'spoken word' auditory cultures. The volume draws on extensive archival research as well as insightful interviews with significant writers, producers and actors. The book offers detailed analysis of major radio series such as Appointment with Fear, The Man in Black, The Price of Fear and Fear on Four as well as one-off horror plays, comedy-horror and experimental uses of binaural and digital technology in producing uncanny audio.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
"Listen in Terror provides a lively, enjoyable and in places provocative overview of its subject. One hopes that others will be encouraged to explore further what has been established here as a rich seam in British popular culture." (Peter Hutchings, Times Higher Education, 19/06/2014) -- .
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