Rage And Reason

Rage and Reason explores the work of 20 leading dramatists who discuss their work from the perspective of being both playwrights and women.

Author: Heidi Stephenson

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015040068523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Rage and Reason explores the work of 20 leading dramatists who discuss their work from the perspective of being both playwrights and women.

Rage And Reason

Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472538017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama. Twenty leading contemporary dramatists discuss their work from the perspective of being both writers and women. Each talks about the state of the theatre now, the craft of playwrighting, and the pressures of working within a male dominated environment. The book also features Sarah Kane's very last public interview. 'What I think is so exciting about the response to a number of the plays written by women in the last ten years is that they are popular with audiences - because they've got this quality, this energy and this culture that hasn't been seen much on stage before: a humour, sexiness and wit that's been missing' - Charlotte Keatley

Playwrights Teach Playwriting

"These ten essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers"--Publisher description.

Author: Joan Herrington

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015064758603

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

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"These ten essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers"--From publisher description.

Playwriting

Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage.

Author: Fraser Grace

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage. PART 1 includes reflections on the art and the craft of playwriting, guidance on writing for a full range of genres and spaces and a brief history of playwriting itself. PART 2 contains inspiring advice and reflections from leading playwrights:April De Angelis, Bryony Lavery, David Greig, Christina Reid, Dennis Kelly, Frank McGuinness, Lynn Nottage, Howard Brenton, Roy Williams, Tanika Gupta, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, Steve Waters, E.V. Crowe, David Henry Hwang, Lin Coghlan, Zinnie Harris and Anne Washburn. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on planning and conducting research, working out plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue, navigating the industry and the rehearsal and production process.

The Collaborative Playwright

The Collaborative Playwright changes that by offering a lively dialogue between a highly successful playwright, Bruce Graham, and an equally accomplished dramaturg, Michele Volansky, supported by hands-on exercises to get you thinking and ...

Author: Bruce Graham

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: IND:30000116863998

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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The interaction between the ideas of the playwright and the know-how of the dramaturg is vital to the success of any production. But not every writer is accustomed to thinking like a dramaturg. The Collaborative Playwright changes that by offering a lively dialogue between a highly successful playwright, Bruce Graham, and an equally accomplished dramaturg, Michele Volansky, supported by hands-on exercises to get you thinking and writing in new ways. The Collaborative Playwright gives you professional advice on how to get started with a play, how to structure it to be performed, and how to work with a dramaturg to turn it into a staged production. Graham and Volansky's fun, smart conversation offers step-by-step advice on each of the components of the craft - exposition, rhythms, characterization, structure, and story generation - all illustrated with clear examples from Graham's own plays. But unlike other books that advise playwrights, The Collaborative Playwright is written from two points of view: the playwright's and the dramaturg's. It's both friendly and packed with indispensable nuggets of information, including interviews with more than thirty current theatre artists whose collective advice articulates some of the more practical aspects of working in the theatre - knowledge that playwrights need as they write. Want to write plays that work as well on stage as they do in your head? Read The Collaborative Playwright, listen in as two theatre veterans discuss the crucial characteristics of good writing, and find out why, if you're writing for the theatre, it pays to listen to your dramaturg.

Playwriting at Work and Play

In addition, Wright's discussions with professional playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, and other participants will show you how members of the industry view the work of play-development programs and how these programs impact the profession ...

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015063249836

Category: Education

Page: 189

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"In Playwriting at Work and Play, Michael Wright answers these questions and many others, giving you the ins and outs on eighteen major programs. Between Wright's discerning insight and interviews with artistic directors you'll find the collective wisdom you need to determine how each of the eighteen programs might help you. In addition, Wright's discussions with professional playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, and other participants will show you how members of the industry view the work of play-development programs and how these programs impact the profession itself."--BOOK JACKET.

Pupils as Playwrights

This book presents case studies of developed process drama, noting what might be expected of children at different stages in their development.

Author: Brian Woolland

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 1858564271

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is an innovative and exciting approach to drama and to developing the literacy skills of children from the ages of 6 to 12. It is especially timely now that creativity and particularly drama is being recognised as so important in pupils' development. The book: makes explicit links between literacy, drama and the development of speaking and listening skills; presents case studies of developed process drama, noting what might be expected of children at different stages in their development; offers extensive practical exercises and activities; suggests models for planning further work; provides photocopiable material which can be used with children; and, gives advice on how to develop similar materials with pupils."Pupils as Playwrights" is for primary school teachers, particularly those who teach literacy or drama. It will also be of interest to primary teaching trainees.

The Elements of Playwriting

Also new to this edition are reading resources for delving deeper into topics discussed.

Author: Louis E. Catron

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478636885

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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Louis Catron imbued experienced and fledgling playwrights with inspiration, guidance, and a passport to maximizing their writing skills as well as their overall ability to transform written words into a stage production. He understood that being a playwright is more than putting pen to paper. It involves expressing a personal point of view, bringing a vision to life, developing dimensional characters, structuring a play’s action, and finding producers, directors, and actors to bring the work to life. In the second edition Norman Bert infuses the enduring merits of Catron’s original work with examples, technological developments, and trends geared to today’s readers. Bert’s play references are familiar to contemporary students, including examples from plays written since 2000. He includes useful information on web-based research and the electronic submission process. A new chapter focuses on the playwright’s responsibility to lay the groundwork for production elements like casting, design, theatre architecture as it impacts audience–performer relationships, staging modes, and the uses and expectations of stage directions. Also new to this edition are reading resources for delving deeper into topics discussed.

Playwriting Master Class

There are any number of books on playwrighting which focus on the elements of a play, dramatic structure, character, etc., but this book by Michael Wright is unique in that it uncovers the various and often different processes that ...

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Focus Publishing (AU)

ISBN: 158510342X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

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Addresses the process of playwriting for the active playwright. Eight playwrights and their approaches to writing and revision are covered, and each case is followed by a series of activities that writers can employ in their own processes.

Playwriting

This book provides a practical guide for all those who are involved in the creation of text for live performance. Containing a wealth of exercises, the text takes the reader through each stage of the process of making a play.

Author: Noël Greig

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415310431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book provides a practical guide for all those who are involved in the creation of text for live performance. Containing a wealth of exercises, the text takes the reader through each stage of the process of making a play.

To Be A Playwright

Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright.

Author: Janet Neipris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429593857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend seamlessly to deliver a practical hands-on guide to playwriting, this book illuminates the elusive challenges confronting creators of dynamic expression and offers a roadmap to craft of playwrighting.

The Playwright s Workout

This collection of exercises is designed to build creative muscle in students of playwriting and will prove useful as well to working dramatists who want to build their skills while stretching their imaginative powers.

Author: Michael Bigelow Dixon

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1575256177

Category: Drama

Page: 166

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This collection of exercises is designed to build creative muscle in students of playwriting and will prove useful as well to working dramatists who want to build their skills while stretching their imaginative powers. Contributed by some of America?s foremost playwrights and playwriting teachers, these varied and inventive exercises offer new sources for dramatic inspiration, provide ways to embolden dramatic action, and encourage experimentation with the basic elements of playwriting.The thirty contributors include:Sarah Ruhl,Craig Lucas,Emily Mann,Ellen McLaughlin,Jon Jory,Kia CorthronSteven Dietz.While most playwriting guides introduce students to basic concepts and practices, The Playwright?s Workout offers a range of imaginative prompts to the creative act of playwriting.MICHAEL BIGELOW DIXON, as literary manager and dramaturg, has worked with hundreds of playwrights at Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, and the Guthrie Theater. As a director, he?s staged world premieres at the Florida Stage, the Magic Theatre, Commonwealth Theatre Company, Actors Theatre and the Guthrie. He?s edited 31 volumes of plays and criticism and currently works as resident director at The Playwright?s Center in Minneapolis.LIZ ENGELMAN is a freelance dramaturg living in Minneapolis. She?s worked on new plays and projects across the country and internationally. This is her sixth editorial collaboration with Michael Bigelow Dixon and has edited two volumes of monologues for women with Tori Haring-Smith. She?s past-President and current Board Chair of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and is co-founder and director of Tofte Lake Center at Norm?s Fish Camp, a creative artists retreat in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota.

The Blunt Playwright

Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist.

Author: Clem Martini

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 0887548946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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Examines dramatic structure, discusses the creative process, explores the nature of character in dramatic work, provides a number of writing exercises that are useful for generating text, and cites international playwrights throughout.

What Playwrights Talk about when They Talk about Writing

This essential work will give playwrights and playgoers alike a deeper and more profound appreciation of the art form they love.

Author: Jeffrey Sweet

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300211443

Category: Drama

Page: 279

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The art and craft of playwriting as explored in candid conversations with some of the most important contemporary dramatists Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Lynn Nottage, A. R. Gurney, and a host of other major creative voices of the theater discuss the art of playwriting, from inspiration to production, in a volume that marks the tenth anniversary of the Yale Drama Series and the David Charles Horn Foundation Prize for emerging playwrights. Jeffrey Sweet, himself an award-winning dramatist, hosts a virtual roundtable of perspectives on how to tell stories onstage featuring extensive interviews with a gallery of gifted contemporary dramatists. In their own words, Arthur Kopit, Marsha Norman, Christopher Durang, David Hare, and many others offer insights into all aspects of the creative writing process as well as their personal views on the business, politics, and fraternity of professional theater. This essential work will give playwrights and playgoers alike a deeper and more profound appreciation of the art form they love.

Playwriting with Purpose

This book incorporates craft lessons by contemporary playwrights, offers active writing prompts, and provides concrete guidance for new and emerging playwrights.

Author: JACQUELINE. GOLDFINGER

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032003812

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Page: 160

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Playwriting with Purpose: A Guide and Workbook for New Playwrights provides a holistic approach to playwriting from an award-winning playwright and instructor. This book incorporates craft lessons by contemporary playwrights, offers active writing prompts, and provides concrete guidance for new and emerging playwrights. The author takes readers through the entire creative process, from creating characters and writing dialog and silent moments to analysing elements of well-made plays and creating an atmospheric environment. Each chapter is followed by writing prompts and pro-tips that address unique facets of the conversation about the art and craft of playwriting. The book also includes information on the business of playwriting and a recommended reading list of published classic and contemporary plays, providing all the tools to successfully transform an idea into a script, and a script into a performance. Playwriting with Purpose gives writers and students of Playwriting hands-on lessons, artistic concepts, and business savvy to succeed in today's theatre industry.

The Playwright at Work

To familiarize the reader with the world of each playwright, Tichler and Kaplan introduce us to the environments in which the work happens, conducting their interviews in the playwright’s home, a dark theater, or a coffee shop.

Author: Rosemarie Tichler

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810127623

Category: Drama

Page: 314

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Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan take us behind the scenes in conversations with thirteen of today’s most distinguished playwrights, including Tony Kushner, John Guare, Wallace Shawn, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, and Sarah Ruhl. To familiarize the reader with the world of each playwright, Tichler and Kaplan introduce us to the environments in which the work happens, conducting their interviews in the playwright’s home, a dark theater, or a coffee shop. Topics of conversation range from the playwrights’ earliest memories of the theater to finding their unique voices, and from their working relationships with directors, actors, and designers to their involvement in the purely commercial aspects of their profession. Taken together, these conversations constitute a collectively taught master class in the art and craft of writing for the stage.

Playwriting in Process

The book is useful for both student and professional playwrights at all levels who have some fundamental knowledge of dramatic writing.

Author: Michael Wright

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 1585103403

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Written to encourage new and experienced playwrights to build techniques for a greater range of creative expression in writing for the stage, the book uses exercises or etudes to help guide the playwrights towards an understanding of thinking and working theatrically. The etudes are designed to get writers writing and to encourage them to develop and further their creative processes. It is the experience of the creating and not copying (from famous writers) their own plots and characters that is emphasized through out.

Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft

In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today's most important dramatists.

Author: Caroline Jester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474239028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today's most important dramatists. Filled with probing questions, Fifty Playwrights on their Craft explores ideas such as how does playwriting help a global dialogue; where do dramatists find the ideas that become the stories and narratives within their plays; how can the stage inform the writer's creative process; how does crossing boundaries between art forms push the living art form of theatre-making forward; and will there be playwrights in another 50 years? Through these interrogating interviews we come to understand how and why playwrights write what they do and gain insight into their processes and motivations. Together, the interviews provide an inter-generational dialogue between dramatists whose work spans over six decades. Featuring interviews with playwrights such as Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens, Jester and Svich offer an unprecedented view into the multiple perspectives and approaches of key playwrights on both sides of the Atlantic.