Radio: Writers' Day

A new age of prosperity for dramatists seems to be on its way in the U.S.—and TV is bringing it in. The key to the renaissance of American dramatic writing: producers of plays need playwrights —good, bad or mediocre—even more than playwrights need play producers. The reason for this unprecedented situation lies in the difference between the traditional theater, which may remain closed or run one play for months, and TV, the electronic monster that gobbles up material 18 hours a day every day of the year.

Of the cataract of TV entertainment that floods the U.S., an increased proportion next year...

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