Modern Languages Research Seminar Series

Exploring Communication in Radio-Play Productions

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As part of the School of Arts and Humanities Modern Languages Research Seminar Series, Dr Andrea Milde presents: Exploring Communication in Radio-Play Productions

  • From: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 2 pm
  • Location: MAE 101, Mary Ann Evans building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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As part of the School of Arts and Humanities Modern Languages Research Seminar Series, Dr Andrea Milde presents:

Exploring Communication in Radio-Play Productions


Radio-play productions are highly interesting communication processes. In this paper, Dr Milde will focus on the process during which the cast and the production team directly communicate, either face-to-face or via microphone in the directing studio or recording studio. This paper is about the artistic task-oriented spoken communicative working process between directors and actors in German radio-play productions recorded at the Bavarian Broadcast (‘Bayerischer Rundfunk’) and West German Broadcast (‘Westdeutscher Rundfunk’). In artistic productions (e.g. film, theatre, or radio play), the communication between directors and actors is often referred to as ‘directing-conversations’ (Regiegespräche). Both directors and actors use a lot of talk, as they act, reformulate, and repeat the text, which reveals the process of producing spoken text. This paper demonstrates how directors reformulate the acting versions performed by the actors, and Dr Milde will use audio examples and photos in order to show how different types of directions are used in varied ways.

When a production team and cast have the task of collaboratively realising a radio-play, they have to form the radio play manuscript into an acoustic text. As the director wants the actors /actresses to do something, it is necessary that the director verbalises their activities for them. These oralisation processes are observable and include the whole text production and how participants deal with their task of realising the text.

This paper is based on a new approach to radio-play, drama, and performance arts processes that uses a discursive perspective to look at rehearsals and other preparational interactions involving a spoken artistic text production process (Milde 2007; 2012). This approach draws on a combination of spoken discourse analysis, and an adapted version of critique génétique, a contemporary critical movement in France.

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Room/Building:

MAE 101, Mary Ann Evans building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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