Playwrights on Playwriting

This is an extraordinarily important and unique book that is essential for playwrights, theater enthusiasm and courses on drama.

Author: Toby Cole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815411413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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This is an extraordinarily important and unique book that is essential for playwrights, theater enthusiasm and courses on drama.

Playwriting

This cutting edge guide provides scientifically accurate information which patients and their families need, to understand melanoma and its treatment and to receive necessary reassurance.

Author: Sam Smiley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The incidence of melanoma has increased by 2000% since 1930 and one person dies each hour from the disease. This cutting edge guide provides scientifically accurate information which patients and their families need, to understand melanoma and its treatment and to receive necessary reassurance. It is also a vitally important resource for those who want information about preventing the disease or finding it early when it is most curable. Catherine M. Poole, a melanoma survivor and melanoma patient advocate for many organisations, and Dr. DuPont Guerry, an internationally renowned melanoma expert, have collaborated to provide current, correct and easily understood information on the disease. The authors have had first-hand contact with a multitude of patients with melanoma, and they understand exactly how to empower patients to gain control of their situations and obtain the best treatment.

Playwriting Seminars 2 0

This new edition covers all aspects of writing full-length plays with an expanded treatment of screenwriting for Hollywood and independent film as well as diagrams of key elements of dramatic structure.

Author: Richard Toscan

Publisher: Franz Press

ISBN: 9780615608211

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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Playwriting Seminars is "a treasure-trove of information, philosophy, and inspiration" (Theatre Journal), "an absolutely essential guide to all aspects of playwriting and a valuable whitewater raft trip down the rapids of Hollywood screenwriting" (Magellan), and "a terrific learning environment for writers" (WebCrawler Select). It was also a recommended resource for playwrights at New Dramatists (NYC). The Handbook's initial concepts came from the author's work with Lucasfilm and the BBC. It was originally developed for playwrights and screenwriters, but has since been used by writers of fiction and nonfiction books. This new edition covers all aspects of writing full-length plays with an expanded treatment of screenwriting for Hollywood and independent film as well as diagrams of key elements of dramatic structure. Playwriting techniques are explained with many examples from classic and contemporary plays performed today by America's regional theatres as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway. The 392 page Handbook explains the interconnections between characters and plot and the importance of subtext to character development in the contemporary theatre (what characters don't tell us matters as much as what they say in dialogue). Key exercises are included for developing "voice" as a writer and for creating the essential dual plot structure that supports intriguing characters in today's theatre. Many professionals in theatre and film are quoted on key parts of the art and craft of playwriting and screenwriting to help explain effective techniques. Special sections of the Handbook focus on getting inspiration and avoiding writer's block, editing first drafts, professional script formats for theatre and film (including software), how to launch new scripts, putting together submission packages for theatres and competitions, how to write an effective script synopsis and writer's bio, working with directors, actors and agents, how to survive audience "talkbacks" following readings and workshop productions, methods to adjust your playwriting skills for screenwriting and television work, and options for making a living at the craft of dramatic writing.

Playwriting

Yerima's postulates on Playwriting: Ahmed yerima is described by Steve Inegbe (
2007:12), the current Head, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo,
Nigeria, as, “the most nationally and internationally performed Nigerian
playwright in ...

Author: Effiong Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453584919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

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Summary The Nigerian theatre milieu is trapped in a cobweb of strangulating strings. Little wonder, therefore, that its growth has been impaired over the years. The numerous multi-tribal thrusts in Nigeria disallow the full growth and development of theatre forms and trends. The university and other degree-awarding institutions engaged in theatre studies, have not carved out uniquely distinguishing styles that can be said to be theirs. The Nigerian theatre makers themselves are not style-driven and technique-creating. An ideal repertory of form can hardly be identified with them in a sustainable manner. The National Theatre set up as a symbol of the nation's cultural pride, now stands as a totem for the nation's creative shame; The state-owned Cultural Centre Boards are devoid of objectives in focused cultural promotions. Many graduates of the arts-prefer other creative businesses. A few die-hards are bedeviled by frustrating dilemmas as businessmen refuse to patronise theatre because they consider it a wasteful venture, while international agencies shun it because of its profit-making outlook.

Playwriting

To them it is the concentrated summing - up of the whole act . To understand the
carpentry of play.writing , you must be > personally acquainted with the stage .
The grouping , position , and movement of your characters -- the correct poising
of ...

Author: Dramatist

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063933538

Category: Authorship

Page: 111

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Playwriting

Playwriting What makes a story work on stage ? This book offers a practical guide
for all those who are involved in the creation of text for live performance .
Containing a wealth of exercises , Playwriting takes the reader through each
stage of ...

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

Why do you want to study playwriting? Reasons for wanting to be a playwright
abound. For each individual, there is a private motivation. There are those of a
literary bent, who have a deep respect for writers. They seek to become part of
that ...

Author: Louis E. Catron

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478608271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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A practical guidebook for effective playwriting! This imaginative and enthusiastic book is designed especially for those having the desire to create, to entertain, and to express their emotions and ideas. It features a practical, down-to-earth emphasis on craft and structure rather than on theory as its step-by-step approach shows just whats involved in creating a stageworthy play. Coverage includes basic considerations such as plot and character development, theme and dialogue as well as production and publication considerations. Outstanding features: offers concrete writing guidelines; includes exercises that get the reader going and inspirational anecdotes; presents excerpts from such classics as Macbeth, The Glass Menagerie, and The Dumb Waiter that help the student grasp key concepts; lists plays to read for instruction; includes valuable information not usually found in comparable collections.

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 Art of Playwriting

no made to set forth the theory and art of playwriting , first , by a thorough
classification and analysis of the drama , and second , by a practical exposition of
the actual process of building up a play from the first crude suggestion . To very
many ...

Author: Alfred Hennequin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041169918

Category: Drama

Page: 187

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Provides practical knowledge for new and inexperienced playwrights.

Playwriting

fortunately , as the case may be , the most frequently uttered statement about
playwriting by those who have studied the art is that there are no rules for writing
good plays . This has led some people to believe that there is nothing to teach ,
and ...

Author: Peter Kline

Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: UVA:X000650911

Category: Playwriting

Page: 186

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Pointers on writing a play: beginning it, shaping the plot and dialog, and coming up with a finished product. One in a series on the elements of theater.

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.

Practical Playwriting

PREFACE My aim in writing this book , Practical Playwriting , is to provide a
guide to understanding the basic principles and techniques of the craft . The
reader may have a play already in mind and use the different exercises as guides
to write ...

Author: Leroy Clark

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000062524667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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Playwriting for Theater Film and Television

Award amount : $ 250 . AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL ; Michael
Kanin Playwriting Awards Program , The John F . Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts , Washington , DC 20566 ( 202 ) 254 - 3437 . Material : Awards
for student ...

Author: Laura Annawyn Shamas

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UOM:49015001358630

Category: Drama

Page: 178

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Provides information on techniques of writing for theater, movies, and television, and lists contests, and marketing and publishing information useful for beginners in the field

Playwriting for Profit

... are not necessarily even disposed to try their hands at play writing; but
newspaper and magazine critics frequently ... sorrow.4 One reason why literarily
inclined theatergoers often fail in their playwriting attempts is that they are misled
by the ...

Author: Arthur Edwin Krows

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031015947

Category: Drama

Page: 549

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Rhythm in Playwriting Acting and Directing

... sufficiently dramatic and in harmony with any deep rhythm of life.94 A very
revealing analysis of the rhytha potential of Arthur Miller and Tenressee Williams
is set forth by John Gessner in " Realism and Poetry in Neo - American
Playwriting .

Author: Leah Ulnah Funck

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435069999159

Category: Acting

Page: 316

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A Primer of Playwriting

Author: Kenneth Macgowan

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:49015000824640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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The author discusses human limitations, power of character, wills in conflict, dramatic action, the writing, play structure, and other relevant subjects in this playwriting manual.

Playwriting For Dummies

All the world's a stage — get acquainted with the magical world of theatre, get a handle on factors that make for a good play, and know the tools available to you as a playwright Immerse yourself — put your story into focus, create full ...

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 Companion

353 Playwriting - Bates College 353 Playwriting - Binghamton Univ . 353
Playwriting - - Boston Univ . 353 Playwriting - Brandeis Univ . 353 Playwriting - -
Bridgewater State College 354 Playwriting - Brigham Young Univ . 354
Playwriting ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000025451323

Category: American drama

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A submission guide to theatres and contests in the U.S.A.