BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

U is for UNUSUAL WAYS OF REVEALING NEWS

UIn 1963 the British novelist and critic David Lodge was a student working on a satirical revue for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
The cast included the soon-to-become iconic actress Julie Christie. Behind the scenes was Malcolm Bradbury later author of The History Man and pioneer of post graduate creative writing degrees at the University of East Anglia.

In one sketch a radio was played live on stage. During the revue news of President Kennedy’s assassination was broadcast. The audience thought it was part of the show and tittered, only discovering the truth at the interval.

That happened in real life. Think what you could with that set up in fiction….

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