Greetings all, My wife recently had surgery for appendicitis, and between doing my work, taking care of her, and looking after my 4 year old son, I'm just too beat to write from scratch this week. My essay on Gordon Bok's "Peter Kagan and the Wind" will therefore be postponed to next week. However, I'm not too tired to type up someone else's words, so today I'm proud to present a lost piece of radio drama history. After my review of his dramatic adaptation of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" … [Read more...] about What was Hörspiel USA? Erik Bauersfeld’s 1984 KPFA Folio essay on “The Project”
9 out of 10 An audio drama adaptation of Bram Stoker's little-known prelude to his famous horror novel. The Good, the Bad, and the Vlad face off in one of old Germany's forgotten valleys for the soul of a very foolish Englishman. Ironically, only the use of classical music mars Titania Medien's otherwise classic production. … [Read more...] about Malleus Review: Dracula’s Gast – Gruselkabinett #16 (German)
This?week Malleus focuses on the emergence of explicit?sex in two mainstream audio drama serials, (insofar as a mainstream exists in this field), one German, one American.? These productions go way beyond the light eroticism that flits through Tom Lopez's ouevre or the bawdy puns?of the Firesign Theater.? Now that public radio drama is shifting towards private audio drama, is this new?frankness?a sign of things to come? This article contains no explicit images - that's kind of the point - … [Read more...] about Aural sex?
10?out of 10 Lausch's adaptation of R. A. Salvatore's?Forgotten Realms?novel carves a bold new?niche for dark fantasy into Germany's burgeoning?audio drama market.??A tight script, outstanding performances, and rich atmosphere?make?Der Dritte Sohn?what most?h?rspiele?only claim to be:? atemberaubend. (Breathtaking.) … [Read more...] about Malleus review: Vergessene Reiche – Drizzt, Die Saga von Dunkelelf 1 – Der Dritte Sohn / Forgotten Realms – Drizzt, Saga of the Dark Elf #1 – The Third Son (German)
7 out of 10 Brimming with Gothic atmosphere, Larry Brent's first audiobook adventure is a nostalgic reminder that as good as dramatic adaptations can be, an author?s original text has a charm all its own. … [Read more...] about Malleus review: Larry Brent #1 – Das Grauen schleicht durch Bonnard’s Haus (German)