Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-22-2013

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Theatre: Musical Theatre

Primary Subject Area

Theater

Keywords

radio drama, Poe, theatre, horror

Disciplines

Playwriting

Abstract

Watching an actor manipulate emotions and physicality to breathe life into a character is extraordinary. Even more impressive is the ability of a performer to do this without being seen. Radio drama is an intriguing aspect of performance that is often underappreciated in current culture, but it can play an incredible role in communicating and allowing for emotion and truth to be presented richly.

Using Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” as the basis for this thesis, I have written a script for a radio drama that adapts the story for a modern culture. The Department of Theatre Arts Playhouse of the Airwaves will produce the drama after the script is completed. It is scheduled to be broadcast in Fall 2013.

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