Radio Drama

Studiegidsnr:1119FLWTLE
Vakgebied:Letterkunde
Tweejaarlijks opleidingsonderdeel:Gedoceerd in academiejaar aanvangend in EVEN jaar
Academiejaar:2019-2020
Semester:2e semester
Contacturen:20
Studiepunten:3
Studiebelasting:84
Contractrestrictie(s):Geen contractrestrictie
Instructietaal:Engels
Examen:2e semester
Lesgever(s)Pim Verhulst

Deze cursusinformatie is bedoeld om de student te ondersteunen bij het verwerken van de leerstof

3. Inhoud *

Radio drama is a particular subgenre of drama that came into being with the invention of radio technology and the creation of public broadcasting services in the early decades of the 20th century. After a general introduction to the medium and its technology, followed by a brief cultural history of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), we will explore the radio plays of English, Welsh and Irish authors such as Dylan Thomas, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Samuel Beckett and Douglas Adams, which include classics of the genre such as Under Milk Wood (1953), All That Fall (1957), A Slight Ache (1958), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1978) and Darkside (2013). We will make use of concepts from ‘audionarratology’, a branch of narratology developed for the study of acoustic art forms, to analyze these radio plays both as scripts and radio recordings. Additionally, we will look at the stage plays of these authors, to see how their work in radio influenced the plays they wrote for theatre and to understand how intermediality contributed to the radical innovation that took place in the British theatrical landscape after the Second World War.