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Sound Theatre: Thoughts on the Radio Play

Sound Theatre: Thoughts on the Radio Play

David Pownall

Oberon Books

"...the ninth and latest series in the Oberon Masters series is Pownall’s thoughts presented as an enjoyable series of missives. It goes beyond authorship, although it has plenty to say about script writing, and discusses the nature of sound and how it colors daily experiences" –The Stage


"Sound theatre is a performance art of special purity, cousin to music."


A meditation on the nature of sound how it shapes and colors our daily experiences. Sound Theatre is a series of short missives, both whimsical and profound, that collectively form an intimate portrait of the award-winning playwright and his artistic philosophy, providing a great insight into writing drama for the radio, a unique and much cherished medium.


David Pownall was born in Liverpool and he is a graduate of Keele University. He was dramatist in residence with the Century and Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster and co-founder of Paines Plough Theatre Company with John Adams. His internationally-performed plays include Music to Murder By, An Audience Called Edouard, Beef, Livingstone an Sechele and Master Class. Her most recent new play was Getting the Picture at The Lyric, Belfast. Theatre awards include the John Whiting Prize for Beef, the New York Theatre Yearbook, the LS Directors’ Award for Livingstone and Sechele, and many others. David Pownall won the Writers' Guild Award for Radio Drama Tennyson and Edison in 2013. He has published ten novels and a collection of short stories.


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