Types of radio plays
Realism - slice-of-life? raw realism? more stylised? Adaptation Soap cops and robbers or crims or Brit-crim or gangster Non-realism 'Dear Diary' play and Audio Diary including change-of-life woman protagonist Monologue or Linked Monologues rom-com (romantic comedy) Drama-documentary Segment (radio drama) Experimental vampires Feature - including fiction (radio drama) elements Improvised and 'scratch' radio drama Comedy ghosts Soundscape Experimental - wordless radio piece Spy thriller Slasher and horror comedy - carry-on Religious Western 'Film noir' musical children's interest sports war domestic comedy or mixed comedy-serious (often woman partner protagonist) 'screwball comedy' musical biography fairy tale 'survival story' (war, safari, and disaster) 'fantastic genres', including fantasy, horror and science fiction
NOW - make a storyboard
FOR ACADEMIC STUDY OF GENRE Chandler's site at http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/intgenre/intgenre6.html Genre theory links at http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Sections/textan03.html
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