THE WRITER'S RADIO THEATRE 1941 by Norman S. Edited by Welsen


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Useful annual, this promises to be, as the editor, a radio drama expert, makes selection of the ten outstanding radio plays in a companion volume to the 1940-41 volume. The conspicuous thing this time is the turn towards the theme of war, as evidenced in larger collections of radio plays. An introduction, a glossary of terms, a list of agents all provide aids for students in studying this still very mobile form of dramatic writing. Various types are represented, -- serial script, scripts designed for educational and propaganda purposes, scripts of straight entertainment value. Arch Oboler is the only writer represented more than once; the others are Kenneth Webb, Budd Schulberg, John L. Greene, Charles Martin, Hans C. Adamson, Richards and Tallman, and Norman Corwin with what is perhaps the outstanding script of the year, We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident. An excellent small collection and handbook for the student.

Publisher: Harper