The Art of Dramatic Writing

In this work, Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people - their private natures and their inter-relationships - that move a story and give it life.

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434495433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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In this work, Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people - their private natures and their inter-relationships - that move a story and give it life.

The New Art of Writing Plays

Author: Lope De Vega

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 1110564732

Category: History

Page: 66

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Art Of Writing Drama

This book is about the art of writing drama. The statement sounds more
straightforward than it actually is. The 'art' refers to the position of drama as one of
the performance arts. 'Writing' refers to a skill and understanding of conventions
which ...

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408141335

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.

The Art of Writing About Art

The premise of the book is that students in all disciplines, not just English, should be required to write well and that their instructors should hold these writing assignments to high standards.

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285442587

Category: Education

Page: 208

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THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART serves as a quick reference for writing various types of essays, research papers, exhibition reviews, and even examinations. The premise of the book is that students in all disciplines, not just English, should be required to write well and that their instructors should hold these writing assignments to high standards. THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART not only emphasizes skills in college-level composition, but also in verbalizing the experience of art -- the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape art and artists; art theory; and the interplay between artist and viewer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing about Theatre and Drama

Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000103005983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Combining basic composition and critical inquiry into the discipline of theatre, WRITING ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA meets the fundamental needs of beginning theatre students to learn the unique and varied forms of theatre and drama in their role in our cultural heritage. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

How to Write about Theatre and Drama

Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000047248915

Category: Dramatic criticism.

Page: 272

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Combining basic composition and critical inquiry into the discipline of theatre, HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA meets the fundamental needs of beginning theatre students to learn the unique and varied forms of theatre and drama in their role in our cultural heritage. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard

This book is aimed not only at teachers, students, scholars, and performers of Fugard but also at the person who simply loves going to see a Fugard play at the theatre.

Author: Albert Wertheim

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253338239

Category: Drama

Page: 273

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"Albert Wertheim's study of Fugard's plays is both extremely insightful and beautifully written... This book is aimed not only at teachers, students, scholars, and performers of Fugard but also at the person who simply loves going to see a Fugard play at the theatre." —Nancy Topping Bazin, Eminent Scholar and Professor Emerita, Old Dominion University Athol Fugard is considered one of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists. The energy and poignancy of his work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems. Beginning with the specifics of his homeland, Fugard's plays reach out to engage more far-reaching issues of human relationships, race and racism, and the power of art to evoke change. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard demonstrates how Fugard's plays enable us to see that what is performed on stage can also be performed in society and in our lives; how, inverting Shakespeare, Athol Fugard makes his stage the world.

Death the One and the Art of Theatre

The latest collection of Barker's philosophical musings on theatre, this volume includes speculations, deductions, prose poems & poetic apercus, which cast a unique light on the nature of tragedy, eroticism, love & theatre.

Author: Howard Barker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415349869

Category: Drama

Page: 105

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The latest collection of Barker's philosophical musings on theatre, this volume includes speculations, deductions, prose poems & poetic apercus, which cast a unique light on the nature of tragedy, eroticism, love & theatre.

The Art and Craft of Playwriting

Offers advice for creating characters, advancing the plot, building suspense, and incorporating stage directions for theatrical productions

Author: Jeffery Hatcher

Publisher: Story Press

ISBN: UOM:39015043103541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Offers advice for creating characters, advancing the plot, building suspense, and incorporating stage directions for theatrical productions

The Crafty Art of Playmaking

In The Crafty Art of Playmaking, this seminal guide from renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn shares his tricks of the trade.

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250083081

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.

Theatre Arts

My first plays were such that sensible friends advised me to forget my conviction .
Some still do . But I could no more forget it than I could forget my own name . I
continued to write . Now , almost everyone will agree that the art of drama is a
high ...

Author: Sheldon Cheney

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067517048

Category: Performing arts

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The Art of Screenplays

The Art of Screenplays is a working handbook for writers with stories to tell.

Author: Robin Mukherjee

Publisher: Pocket Essentials

ISBN: 1843442000

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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The Art of Screenplays is a working handbook for writers with stories to tell. Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, its aim is to connect with our natural understanding of story, to demystify the screenwriter's art, and to enable fresh, original and authentic writing. Working on the central premise that drama reflects nature and screenplays simply echo life as we know it, the areas Mukherjee discusses include: How to gather, ferment and communicate story; Understanding structure through observation; Delving into the levels of characters and the art of dialogue.

How to Write About Theatre

This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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What do you do if you find yourself weeping in the stalls? How should you react to Jude Law's trousers or David Tennant's hair? Are you prepared to receive toilet paper in the post? What if the show you just damned turns out to be a classic? If you gave it a five-star rave will anyone believe you? Drawing on his long years of experience as a national newspaper critic, Mark Fisher answers such questions with candour, wit and insight. Learning lessons from history's leading critics and taking examples from around the world, he gives practical advice about how to celebrate, analyse and discuss this most ephemeral of art forms - and how to make your writing come alive as you do so. Today, more people than ever are writing about theatre, but whether you're blogging, tweeting or writing an academic essay, your challenges as a critic remain the same: how to capture a performance in words, how to express your opinions and how to keep the reader entertained. This inspirational book shows you the way to do it. Foreword by Chris Jones, Chief theater critic, Chicago Tribune

Three Genres

The advice given is practical, and Minot encourages students to work on their own. NEW to the Seventh Edition: Troubleshooting Guide--topics that often give students trouble are arranged alphabetically with page references for easy access.

Author: Stephen Minot

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UCR:31210016873059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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Based on the author's 40 years of teaching experience and extensive publication, this time-tested, hands-on introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama writing addresses the dynamics of the creative process while providing a non-technical analysis of each genre. Each genre section is self-contained, features complete works as examples, and provides advice on how to begin writing creatively in the genre. Throughout, readers are encouraged to find their own voices as writers. Troubleshooting Guides—one for each genre considers topics that often give writers trouble. The Writing of Poetry: What Makes a Poem a Poem? Reading as the First Step. Where Poems Come From. Images. The Sound of Words. Traditional Rhythms. From Lines to Stanzas. Three-Verse Patterns. Internal Order. Varieties of Tone. Poetry: From Craft to Art. The Writing of Fiction: Facts and Fiction. Where Stories Come From. The Making of a Story. Viewpoint. Structure: From Scenes to Plot. Creating Tension. Setting. Dialogue and Thoughts. Characterization. Liberating the Imagination. Heightened Meaning: Metaphor, Symbol, and Theme. Style and Tone. Three Keys to Development: Reading, Writing, and Revising. The Writing of Drama: Drama: A Life Performance. The Dramatic Plot. Conflict. The Nonrealistic Play. Dramatic Characterization. Visual Impact. The Voices of Comedy. Dramatic Themes. Developing as a Dramatist. For anyone interested in creative writing in the genres of poetry, fiction, or drama.

Writing for Theatre

Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today.

Author: Kim Wiltshire

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137369208

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. Through a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, it explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting.

FonTomFrom

Includes articles, annotated filmography, interviews, creative writing, and book reviews.

Author: Kofi Anyidoho

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042012730

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Includes articles, annotated filmography, interviews, creative writing, and book reviews.