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.

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"--Publisher description.

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

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.

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.

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.

Playwriting

This essential guide to the craft of playwriting, from the author of The Libertine, reveals the various invisible frameworks and mechanisms that are at the heart of each and every successful play.

Author: Stephen Jeffreys

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559369728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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This essential guide to the craft of playwriting, from the author of The Libertine, reveals the various invisible frameworks and mechanisms that are at the heart of each and every successful play.

The Playwright s Muse

August Wilson penned his first play after seeing a man shot to death. Horton Foote began writing plays to create parts for himself as an actor. Edward Albee faced commercial pressures to modify his scripts-and resisted.

Author: Joan Herrington

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815337795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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August Wilson penned his first play after seeing a man shot to death. Horton Foote began writing plays to create parts for himself as an actor. Edward Albee faced commercial pressures to modify his scripts-and resisted. After Wit , Margaret Edson swore off playwriting altogether and decided to keep her day job as a kindergarten teacher, instead. The Playwright's Muse presents never-before-published interviews with some of the greatest names of American drama-all recent winners of the Pulitzer Prize. In these scintillating exchanges with eleven leading dramatists, we learn about their inspirations and begin to grasp how the creative process works in the mind of a writer. We learn how their first plays took shape, how it felt to read their first reviews, and what keeps them writing for theater today. Introductory essays on each playwright's life and work, written by theater artists and scholars with strong professional relationships to their subjects, provide additional insight into the writers' contributions to contemporary theater.

The Playwright s Process

Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists.

Author: Buzz Mclaughlin

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307799524

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists. Interwoven with hundreds of quotations from the author's own in-depth interview series at the Dramatists Guild, in New York City, The Playwright's Process offers a fresh and lively discussion of the indispensable ingredients of strong dramatic writing. Every essential step the writer must take to create a well-written, stageworthy play is examined and explored. Also mining his own experience as a dramatist and a teacher of playwriting, author Buzz McLaughlin details the entire process of developing the kernel of an idea into a fully realized play—from the writer's very first jottings to the readings and workshops that lead to a professional production. Laying in the basic building blocks of dramatic structure, the exploration of character, the elements of good dialogue writing, and much, much more, McLaughlin reinforces every lesson with the words of: Edward Albee Lee Blessing Horton Foote Athol Fugard John Guare Tina Howe David Ives Romulus Linney Emily Mann Terrence McNally Arthur Miller Marsha Norman John Patrick Shanley Wendy Wasserstein Michael Weller Lanford Wilson A resource for beginning and experienced writers, The Playwright's Process is a virtual guided tour of the dramatist's challenging and often mysterious creative process, chock-full of specific techniques, practical exercises, and candid observations on craft and method straight from the mouths of working, award-winning playwrights. No book on playwriting has offered so much before, or in such an illuminating and integrated way.

To be a Playwright

This book examines how debates over copyright law in the United States during the nineteenth century, particularly over the lack of an international copyright law, intersected with the business practices and political and artistic beliefs ...

Author: Janet Neipris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780878301881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Blunt Playwright

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.

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.

Modern British Playwriting The 1970s

INTRODUCING THE PLAYWRIGHTS The four key playwrights included in this
book – Caryl Churchill, David Hare, Howard Brenton and David Edgar – were all
born during the years 1938–48. They are thus part of a generation whose ...

Author: Chris Megson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

Playwriting For Dummies

Angelo Parra, an award-winning playwright and playwriting instructor, has had
productions of his plays Off-Broadway in New York City and in Los Angeles,
Chicago, and Washington, D.C. He's also had productions at many prestigious ...

Author: Angelo Parra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118017227

Category: Music

Page: 384

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From crystallizing story ideas to marketing and financing your project, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know.

The Playwright s Guidebook

Moreover, few of these books are actually written by working playwrights. Out of frustration, Spencer wrote his own book. The result, The Playwright's Guidebook, is a clear, concise, and engaging handbook.

Author: Stuart Spencer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429934212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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An accessible, contemporary guide to the art of dramatic writing During the ten years that Stuart Spencer has taught playwriting, he has struggled to find an effective playwriting handbook for his courses. Although most of the currently popular handbooks have good ideas in them, they all suffer from the same problems: they're poorly organized; are composed mostly of quirky, idiosyncratic advice on how specific playwrights have gone about writing their own work; and are full of abstract theorizing on the nature of art. As a result, they fail to offer any concrete information on how to construct a well-written play or any useful guidelines and exercises. Moreover, few of these books are actually written by working playwrights. Out of frustration, Spencer wrote his own book. The result, The Playwright's Guidebook, is a clear, concise, and engaging handbook. Spencer addresses the important principles of structure, includes insightful writing exercises that build upon one another, explores the creative process, and troubleshoots recurrent problems that playwrights actually face.

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.

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.

Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1980s

The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: David Mamet: Edmond (1982), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), Speed-the-Plow (1988) and Oleanna (1992); David Henry Hwang: Family Devotions (1981), The ...

Author: Sandra G. Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Decades of Modern American Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: David Mamet: Edmond (1982), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), Speed-the-Plow (1988) and Oleanna (1992); David Henry Hwang: Family Devotions (1981), The Sound of a Voice (1983) and M. Butterfly (1988); Maria Irene Fornès: The Danube (1982), Mud (1983) and The Conduct of Life (1985); August Wilson: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984) and Fences (1987).

Modern British Playwriting 2000 2009

Edited by Dan Rebellato, Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade, together with a detailed study of the work of David Greig (Nadine Holdsworth), Simon ...

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408129586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four/five key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period . Edited by Dan Rebellato, Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade, together with a detailed study of the work of David Greig (Nadine Holdsworth), Simon Stephens (Jacqueline Bolton), Tim Crouch (Dan Rebellato), Roy Williams (Michael Pearce) and Debbie Tucker Green (Lynette Goddard). The volume sets the context by providing a chronological survey of the decade, one marked by the War on Terror, the excesses of economic globalization and the digital revolution. In surveying the theatrical activity and climate, Andrew Haydon explores the response to the political events, the rise of verbatim theatre, the increasing experimentation and the effect of both the Boyden Report and changes in the Arts Council's priorities. Five scholars provide detailed examinations of the playwrights' work during the decade, combining an analysis of their plays with a study of other material such as early play drafts and the critical receptions of the time. Interviews with each playwright further illuminate this stimulating final volume in the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series.