Narrator

Use a narrator if you think this suits the piece - I strongly advise using a narrator.

Redraft the script to include a narrator, perhaps. Experiment with this technique.

 This gives a double view of events. The NARRATOR relates directly to the listener ('you' - the directness of radio). The microphone can dive into the mind in a way that the film camera cannot. Close-up and personal.
 ALL-KNOWING NARRATOR ('THE VOICE OF GOD') - ironic Narrator, understanding all, including the outcome and characters' fates
NARRATOR AS MAIN CHARACTER ('DEAR DIARY' TYPE - LIMITED KNOWLEDGE) TIME REVERSAL - looking back at these transforming experiences. Listen out for radio plays where the main character speaks directly to the listeners in 'Dear Diary' sort of intercut scenes.
 STRUCTURE - NARRATOR in PROLOGUE and intercut scenes (STORY), with NARRATOR FINALE
 PRODUCTION - Narrator must be in a different acoustic - defines narrator's space in the sound picture - gives contrast to your overall design.
 PRODUCTION - NARRATOR usually POSITION ONE - Interiorizing - the voice in the mind - (technique) POSITION ONE - fully private and subjective - telling secrets
 Think of first-person short stories and novels, and especially films. First person narrative (Wikipedia)

 More on types of narrator (academic)

If there is a narrator of the story, and so the play moves back and forth between two levels (a primary or extradiegetic narrator), the narrator is either an all-knowing, omniscient narrator (an 'author' narrator) or a fictional character who also appears in her or his own story ('first-person' narrator).

Examples: the all-knowing narrator in an adaptation of a novel, as the editorial voice of Dickens, Thackery, Trollope ('author' narrator); and the 'Dear Diary' narrator so often successful in R4 afternoon plays ('first-person' narrator).

The radio play may sometimes open, as does many a fictional film, with a narrator whose words lead us to believe that they are the source of all we hear.

See Adaptations for some suggested texts.

Note protagonist-dominated structure.

Naming of a character to let the listener know who is who and to avoid confusion

 CONTINUING THROUGH THE SITE:        closure (ending)

Structuring the plot

    closure (ending)

   use a 'mystery'

 Realism
   

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