Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and the Magician is a comprehensive review of Welles's radio career, devoted to assessing his radio artistry and influence in the field. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Paul Heyer is professor of communication studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: A Man for All Media Part 3 Part I: The Road to CBS Chapter 4 1 A Voice is Born Chapter 5 2 Theatrical Notoriety, Radio Anonymity Chapter 6 3 Mercury Theatre on the Air Part 7 Part II: Mercury Does Mars: The Panic Broadcast Chapter 8 4 Genesis Chapter 9 5 Exodus Chapter 10 6 Revelation Part 11 Part III: The Sound in the Fury Chapter 12 7 Campbell Playhouse Chapter 13 8 Orson at RKO Chapter 14 9 The Last Radio Shows Chapter 15 Epilogue Chapter 16 Selected Radiography Chapter 17 Notes Chapter 18 Bibliography