British radio drama and the avant-garde in the 1950s.

Chignell, H., 2017. British radio drama and the avant-garde in the 1950s. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. (In Press)

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Despite the inherent caution of the BBC and the radio drama department in the 1950s, the work of Samuel Beckett was eventually embraced and led to a flowering of 'absurdist' drama. This paper examines the precise mechanisms for this acceptance, the people involved and the implications for a 'golden age' perspective.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:radio drama ; BBC ; modernism ; public service broadcasting ; samuel beckett ; avant garde ; giles cooper
Group:Media School
ID Code:23665
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Deposited On:23 May 2016 10:43
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