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Writing and Producing Radio Dramas
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Writing and Producing Radio Dramas

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February 2009 | 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.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO ENTERTAINMENT-EDUCATION RADIO DRAMA
 
Radio Drama for Behavior Change
 
The Design Approach: The Design Document
 
The Design Approach: The Design Team
 
The Design Approach: The Design Workshop
 
PART TWO: FOR THE PROGRAM MANAGER
 
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
 
PART THREE: FOR THE WRITER
 
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
 
Appendices
 
References and Select Bibliography

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