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Farewell, theatrical anecdotes - Christopher Douglas

Features | By Christopher Douglas


Remote recording has killed off the traditional long-form actor’s anecdote. The work gets done a little more quickly and it is certainly exciting – but it’s not as much fun according to Christopher Douglas

Radio plays and sitcoms have been produced in much the same way for nearly a century. Those baggy-suited variety acts, huddled behind vintage Marconi microphones, would feel quite at home in a modern studio. But over a year ago we had to learn how to record shows from home while connected to each other via Zoom. It has brought a profound cultural change. ...


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