Character Scene and Story

This book is a sequel to The Dramatic Writer's Companion by Will Dunne, master teacher of playwrights, screenwriters, and anyone working on dramatic scripts.

Author: Will Dunne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226393506

Category: Performing Arts

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This book is a sequel to The Dramatic Writer's Companion by Will Dunne, master teacher of playwrights, screenwriters, and anyone working on dramatic scripts. Following the format of its predecessor, it is divided into three major sections on character, scene, and story and consists of more than 40 new workshop-tested exercises to help writers zero in on and solve specific problems in their scripts. The book is fully linked to The Dramatic Writer's Companion and allows readers to find related exercises of interest in that volume, though it can also be used as a stand-alone resource.

The Living Age

During the visit to Holborn , a new and There are some scenes of high heroics ,
important thread has been woven into the with some more character scenes inter
: story . Evelina has become the benefac . spersed . Evelina is introduced to Sir ...

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ISBN: CHI:55226681

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The Craft of Scene Writing

Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the details that create powerful scenes, citing examples from scripts old and new in this exploration of screenwriting technique.

Author: Jim Mercurio

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610353307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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A professional screenwriter's master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element--the individual scene. No one comes out of a movie talking about structure. What audiences love and remember about a movie are great scenes. Marlon Brando in the back seat in On the Waterfront giving his "I could'a been a contender" speech. Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli in When Harry Met Sally with the climactic punch line: "I'll have what she's having." In Superbad, Jonah Hill professing "I love you" to his friend Michael Cera by touching his nose with a "boop." Great scenes will elevate your script from ho-hum to extraordinary--and from the slush pile to sellable. In The Craft of Scene Writing, accomplished screenwriter and master writing teacher Jim Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the beats, conflicts, character moments, action, dialogue, and structure that create powerful scenes. Citing examples from scripts old and new, The Craft of Scene Writing breaks down how great scenes reveal character, advance the story, and emotionally connect with audiences, plus demonstrates how to use these techniques in your own scripts. This incredibly detailed exploration of screenwriting technique will help beginning writers to write great scripts and experienced writers to gain a more complete mastery of their craft.

Communicating Through Story Characters

But there are guidelines for how to construct and pace the scenes themselves.
What makes a scene a scene? When characters enter or leave the story action,
this change generally signals the beginning or ending of a scene. The time or ...

Author: Pamela Brooke

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819199257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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From Aesop's fables to Christ's parables to the Grimm Brother's fairytales, storytelling has been a valuable teaching tool throughout history. In this book, Pamela Brooke shows how storytelling can effectively be used to affect change and educate individuals, particularly in developing countries, through various radio formats, including short spots, plays, soap operas, and novellas. Using real-life examples such as the use of radio drama in malaria prevention in Africa, she discusses the ins and outs of developing educational radio programs, including offering advice on where to look for talented actors, what you should consider in using sound effects, and how to organize the recording session. Regardless of the message, whether it is to affect change in personal behavior or a call for social reform, telling a story with vivid characters and a mesmerizing plot is the most effective way to penetrate the audience's consciousness. Contents: When the Facts are Not Enough; How We Learn From Stories; How to Choose a Radio Format and Dramatic Style; How to Create a Radio Drama Storyline; How to Write a Radio Drama Script; How to Bring a Script to Life in the Studio; References; Index.

New Hampshire Gold

Eight male and four female characters , Costumes , modern ; scenery , easy
interiors and exteriors . A capital drama ... A lovers ' quarrel . “ Don ' t want your
candy . ” The story of a crime . The forced confession . SCENE 2 . A road in the
forest .

Author: Katharine Ellen Rand

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXDN9S

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Page: 40

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The Monthly Review

If a dramatic piece has for its theme a simple , say a domestic story , and if in the
treatment of that story every character , scene , and speech , increase and directly
bear upon the dénouement to the production of a soul - stirring interest ...

Author: Ralph Griffiths

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ISBN: CHI:79232476

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Directors Tell the Story

That activity disguised the exposition and added a literal texture to the scene.
What Is the Character's Obstacle? Use the same two-character scene from the
appendix. Examine it and determine answers to the following questions: 1. What
is ...

Author: Bethany Rooney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136039379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that Steven Spielberg (or any other movie director uses)-just with less money and time. Learn what it takes to become a director: master the technical aspects, appreciate aesthetic qualities, and practice leadership, all while exuding that "X factor that distinguishes the excellent director from the merely good one. Covering everything from prep, the shoot, and post, the authors emphasize how aspiring directors can develop a creative vision-because without it, they are just technicians. Hands-on and practical, this book lets you not only read about the secrets of directors, it also includes exercises using original scripted material. The companion web site includes scenes from the authors' own TV shows, along with the scripts, shot lists, and other materials that made the scenes possible. Key Features * Highly experienced Hollywood directors share inside information about what it really takes to be a director, giving the advice that readers covet. * Covers everything a director needs to know: the creative vision, how to translate script into a visual story, establishing the look and feel, selecting and leading a crew, coaching actors, keeping a complex operation on time and on budget, overseeing the edit, and troubleshooting through the whole shoot. * "Insider Info sections feature interviews, advice, and tips from film and TV luminaries whose productions include Private Practice, Monk, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, The Informant, American Beauty, and more! * Hands-on exercises help you understand and master the craft of directing.

Little Miss Van Winkle

A RUSSIAN ROMANCE A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS For Female Characters only
By Helen Kane Author of " A POINT OF ... SCENE 2 . - At the Russian Embassy
Story of the escape from Siberia . The enemy threatens . ACT III . SCENE 1 .

Author: Clara Burbank Batchelder

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXDGZG

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Page: 18

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Scribner s Monthly

Conversely, one who should read " Posson Jone'" — a story without the
sentiment ... However, though without a humorous character, scene, paragraph,
or line, " Madame Delphine " is not a tour de force of somber plotting, but a
readable and ...

Author: J.G. Holland

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Write Great Fiction Dialogue

This is what the story is about , Ian working hard to get forgiveness for his “ sin . ”
In every scene , you want to remind your reader of the main character ' s intention
, as this is the way you engage your reader and keep engaging her as the story ...

Author: Gloria Kempton

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015067712128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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How do some writers craft conversation so authentic, it feels like they've been eavesdropping? What's the secret behind getting characters to talk to each other? How can writers make their dialogue sing? Answers to all of these questions and more can be found in Gloria Kempton's in-depth look at this crucial component of fiction. Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on: * Creating dialogue for specific genres * Bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue * Identifying and fixing common dialogue problems Each chapter features numerous examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises help readers apply the lessons learned. This is one book that will get readers talking!

The Ladies of Cranford

New Plays A RUSSIAN ROMANCE A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS For Female
Characters only By Helen Kane Author of “ A ... SCENE 2 . - At the Russian
Embassy . Story of the escape from Siberia . The enemy threatens . ACT MI .
SCENE 1 .

Author: Mary Barnard Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063523511

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Page: 28

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2004 Children s Magazine Market

give a writer an opportunity to include dialogue in a single character scene .
Since children are especially likely to talk to pets in times of stress , dialogue can
help keep an emotionally tense story moving . For example , in a story where a
child ...

Author: Veda Boyd Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 1889715166

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Page: 368

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"Freelance market directory of 655 listings of children's and young adult periodicals, and relevant parenting and educational magazines; selected writing contests and awards; as well as a complete guide to writing queries, preparing manuscripts and understanding copyrights."

Five Years of Faith Work in India

How different once when ' done could read or were acquainted with single Bible
character , scene , story or trath . As was our custom at this time , we lay before
the children our exact financial condition , orging all to make deligent prayer unto
 ...

Author: Charles B. Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:26105639

Category: Missions

Page: 217

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Dramatic Story Structure

Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.

Author: Edward J. Fink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes chapters to expanding on the six basic elements of drama from Aristotle’s Poetics (plot, character, theme, dialogue, sound, and spectacle), the theory and structure of comedy, as well as the concepts of unity, metaphor, style, universality, and catharsis. Key terms and discussion questions encourage readers to think through the components of compelling stories and put them into practice, and script formatting guidelines ensure your finished product looks polished and professional. Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.

The Critic

E. SPENCER , Author of “ Salt Lake Fruit , " " The Story of May . " etc. , etc. i
volume , 12mo , cloth extra . Price , $ 1.25 . , Thoroughly American in its character
, scenes , incidents , and descriptions - pure in tone and yet true to life . A vivid
picture ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119088354

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The Bohemians

Two male and three female characters . Costumes , modern ; scene , an easy
interior . This is a “ college " play , the scene being laid at White Elms Seminary ,
and the story a brisk account of what might easily have happened there between
a ...

Author: E. J. Cowley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX42F7

Category: American drama

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Improv

Everything you find in a well - written play , scene , or story you will also find in a
well - performed improvisation . ... In acting , we give these basic elements other
names : character ( who ) , setting ( where ) , plot ( what ) , time ( when ) ...

Author: Greg Atkins

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015026857915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 143

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This friendly, informative book looks at the reasons many actors hate improvisation, while quietly reinforcing the reasons improv is a vital part of acting and of theatre.

Screenplay

The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.

Author: Jule Selbo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317386964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.

The Book Buyer

A charming love story , full Lucien , of the printing business in which they of
humor and odd character studies , has its are engaged , of Lucien's love for
Madame de scene laid in Alabama . And finally the last Bargeton , and of David's
passion ...

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ISBN: CHI:79236490

Category: American literature

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Blundering Bill

A Farce in Two Scenes Frank E. Hiland. A Farce in ... 00 . A Comedy in Three
Acts . by ARTHUR W . PINERO . Seven male and four female characters . Scene ,
a ... Its story is strongly sympathetic , and its comedy interest abundant and strong
.

Author: Frank E. Hiland

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN7SA5

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