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Radio drama

A radio drama or radio play is a play to listen to (i.e. with sound only), for radio broadcasting. They were especially popular before there was television. They were often live.

Probably the two most famous radio dramas are Under Milk Wood[?], a 'Play for Voices' by Dylan Thomas, and (in the US) Orson Welles's version of War of the Worlds, originally a book by H. G. Wells. Radio drama is still popular-much more popular than televisual plays, and adaptations include the work of Shakespeare and other playwrights.

Radio dramas can be regularly heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Radio 1.

See also Sound effect.

External Links

"CBC radio drama home page" (http://cbc.ca/radiodrama/)

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