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For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a “theater of the mind.”This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new accou ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by University of Chicago Press (first published June 1st 2012)
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From Verma: "For generations, fans and critics have characterized classic American radio drama as a 'theater of the mind.' This book unpacks that characterization by recasting the radio play as an aesthetic object within its unique historical context. In Theater of the Mind, Neil Verma applies an array of critical methods to more than six thousand recordings to produce a vivid new account of radio drama from the Depression to the Cold War.

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