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Writing and Producing Radio Dramas

Writing and Producing Radio Dramas

First Edition

February 2005 | 325 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Throughout the world, the media is used in various ways to promote social awareness and initiate social development. Of all the available means of communication, radio is still the one with the maximum reach in most developing countries. This book, the first in a three-book series titled Communication for Behavior Change, offers extremely practical guidance on how to design, write, and produce radio dramas aimed at motivating social change.

Written by a leading teacher and practitioner of Entertainment–Education, it is the only available book which provides complete and hands-on instructions for creating successful radio serial dramas for behavior change. The text is interspersed with examples which show how entertainment and education have been woven together to create awareness programs that are both popular and effective. Extracts from several successful scripts from many countries are also provided to demonstrate what has previously clicked with the audience.
Radio Drama for Behavior Change
The Design Approach: The Design Document
The Design Approach: The Design Team
The Design Approach: The Design Workshop
Starting Up the Radio Serial Drama Project
The Program Manager and the Writing Process
The Preproduction Phase
The Production Phase
Guidelines for Radio Actors
Pilot Testing the Scripts
Writing Entertainment-Education Drama
Blending Story and Message in the Drama Plot
Character Development
Developing the Setting
Writing for the Ear
Scene Development
The Finished Script and the Writer's Checklist
Success of Radio Entertainment Programs
References and Select Bibliography

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ISBN: 9780761933267

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