Teaching Playwriting

This book not only covers the basic concepts of playwriting - but it also provides in-depth step-by-step curriculum with three different teaching tracks on how to create plays in the classroom from start to finish.

Author: Sophia Chapadjiev

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ISBN: 0692848509

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Page: 110

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Have you ever been fascinated by the idea of writing a play with your students, but never knew where to start? Do you ever feel stuck for new ideas on how to get more from your students when it comes to creative writing? How to get them to dig deeper to move beyond two-dimensional characters and simple stories? Introducing Teaching Playwriting: The Essential Handbook, a 108-page Book that will completely transform how you explore creative writing in the classroom. This book not only covers the basic concepts of playwriting - but it also provides in-depth step-by-step curriculum with three different teaching tracks on how to create plays in the classroom from start to finish. With this handbook you'll get: 7 chapters on how to introduce playwriting fundamentals with engaging activities, many of them never-before-published 5 chapters of step-by-step curriculum on creating plays individually, creating plays in small groups, and creating plays as a class 1 chapter on peer review, revision and a playwriting rubric 7 chapters of bonus material including a playwriting checklist, professional advise, performance crash course, and opportunities for young playwrights 9 handouts to aid students along the way Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: What is a play? Through the exploration of provided texts students will discover what makes playwriting unique from other forms of creative writing. Dialogue. Students will learn how to write character-specific dialogue that keeps audiences engaged. Conflict. Students will understand the importance of raising the stakes and how to use conflict in a way that builds interesting scenes. Plot Sequencing. Students will learn how to use a plot diagram to chart out the world of a play. Creating a Character (from a photo). Students will learn the 8 W's of character development - then create an original character from an image. Creating a Character (from props). Students will learn that new ideas can come from anywhere - even everyday props in the classroom. Creating a Character (from improvisation). Students will engage in improvisational activities with the focus on serious character development. They will also understand how characters must move the plot forward. The Monologue. Students will learn the tools necessary to create a compelling monologue that rings true to their characters. Playwriting Tracks. In depth, step-by-step curriculum that will help you guide your students to create a play by either 1) Creating plays individually 2) Creating plays in small groups 3) Creating a play as a class eview, Revision, Rubric. Students will learn how to effectively review and revise their plays with peer participation and a provided rubric. Plus... Bonus Character and Dialogue Activities, a Performance Crash Course, Opportunities for Young Playwrights and Vocabulary List And much more...

Teaching Playwriting

Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential ...

Author: Paul Gardiner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474288026

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Playwriting is a skill under-explored in the classroom, despite the strong evidence that it's an engaging and rewarding activity for young people. Teaching Playwriting addresses this gap and is an essential resource for teachers wanting to gain the skills and confidence necessary to introduce playwriting to their students. Based on rich research and clearly explained theoretical concepts, the book explores the lessons from creativity theory that will provide the teacher with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower students' writing and creativity. It also includes extensive practical activities and writing exercises to develop students' playwriting proficiency and creative capacity. Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential as young playwrights.

Teaching Playwriting

Playwrights in particular often express the conviction that playwriting really
cannot be taught (Albee, 2009). Many texts on playwriting pedagogy expressed a
suspicion of 'teaching the craft' (see, for example, Archer, 1960; Ayckbourn, 2002;
 ...

Author: Paul Gardiner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474288033

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Playwriting is a skill under-explored in the classroom, despite the strong evidence that it's an engaging and rewarding activity for young people. Teaching Playwriting addresses this gap and is an essential resource for teachers wanting to gain the skills and confidence necessary to introduce playwriting to their students. Based on rich research and clearly explained theoretical concepts, the book explores the lessons from creativity theory that will provide the teacher with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower students' writing and creativity. It also includes extensive practical activities and writing exercises to develop students' playwriting proficiency and creative capacity. Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential as young playwrights.

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"--From 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 in Schools

The book examines how students who learn to write plays and work with a professional playwright in residence empower themselves and gives instructors tools for teaching the process of playwriting in a way that makes space for the student ...

Author: John Newman

Publisher: Theatre in Education

ISBN: 1783209070

Category: Drama

Page: 250

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John Newman invites teachers to take their students on a playwriting voyage in Playwriting in Schools. The book examines how students who learn to write plays and work with a professional playwright in residence empower themselves and gives instructors tools for teaching the process of playwriting in a way that makes space for the student voice. Playwriting in Schools investigates two main approaches for adult teachers and playwrights to use playwriting as a strategy for student self-expression. One approach is through the creation of fully-developed plays, written either by individual students with instruction from teachers or through interactions between a team of students and a teacher-playwright. The other approach is developing plays through collaborations among professional playwrights, teachers, and student actors, crafting new plays in ways that suit the needs, interests, and learning of young people. Throughout, Newman and the teachers and playwrights he features express themselves with an artistic generosity that encourages us to widen the scope of our own programs by introducing students to the vast ocean of playwriting and play development.

Playwrights Teach Playwriting

Framed with a foreword by Mac Wellman that lauds the value of the diversity contained in this book, and a concluding chapter that highlights key insights from the individual chapters, "Playwrights Teach Playwriting 2" provides a powerful ...

Author: Joan Herrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 1575259192

Category:

Page: 155

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"Playwrights Teach Playwriting 2", created by some of the most well-respected playwrights of our time , is an extraordinary guide to writing plays and teaching playwriting. Framed with a foreword by Mac Wellman that lauds the value of the diversity contained in this book, and a concluding chapter that highlights key insights from the individual chapters, "Playwrights Teach Playwriting 2" provides a powerful tool to writers at all stages of their careers for writing a play and also offers effective approaches to teaching the craft.

Journal of Beckett Studies

It is no denigration to say of directors , actors , and designers that they are “
interpretive " artists while the playwrights are the ... Too many of them seem to be
saying , " Oh , look what a clever fellow am I ! " ) When I began teaching
playwriting ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556039057740

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The Transatlantic Review

I referee a playwriting workshop at The Circle in the Square which is not the
same thing as teaching playwriting and anybody that says that he can teach
playwriting is either a charlatan , a liar , or a fool . I referee a playwriting workshop
on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030221631

Category: Literature, Modern

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Comparative Guide to American Colleges

Student ' s time : 10 % individual instruction , 70 % group instruction , 20 %
independent practice or study ; average ... production ( design and technical ) ,
drama ( double major with Department of English ) , playwriting , and teaching
majors .

Author: James Cass

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89048448054

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 1042

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Behind the Scenes

I referee a playwriting workshop at The Circle in the Square which is not the
same thing as teaching playwriting and anybody that says that he can teach
playwriting is either a charlatan , a liar , or a fool . I referee a playwriting workshop
in ...

Author: Joseph F. McCrindle

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3569752

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 341

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Teaching Writing from a Writer s Point of View

22 Playwriting : A Teaching Approach Using the Stories of Our Lives Michael
McGee London Scene 1 Setting : A classroom in Miami East High School near
Troy , Ohio Cast : 30 Senior Drama Students Fredia Summers - Drama Teacher ...

Author: Terry Hermsen

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UVA:X004323093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Based on a series of successful summer writing institutes, this book presents practical ways for teachers to reinvigorate their classrooms and their own attitudes toward creative writing. In four complementary sections focusing on four groups of writers--creative writers in residence, K-12 students and teachers who participated in the summer institutes, and established writers such as Ron Carlson and Scott Russell Sanders--the book demonstrates the enormous variety and high quality of writing that result when people use writing to discover what they want to say. After an introduction by Robert Fox ("The Experience of Writing: A Summer Institute"), the first section presents essays by Ohio writers in the schools; "Doing Our Own Possibility: Journal of a Residency at Columbiana County Head Start Centers" (Debra Conner); "Playwriting: A Teaching Approach Using the Stories of Our Lives" (Michael McGee London); "Just across the Street: The Story of a Teacher-Based Residency" (Lynn Powell); "Translytics: Creative Writing Derived from Foreign Language Texts" (Nick Muska); "How to Do a Poetry Night Hike" (Terry Hermsen); and "Reading to a Sky of Soba" (David Hassler). The second part presents poems, stories, and plays from 13 Ohio schools. The third part presents essays from participants in the experience of writing: "When Spirit Moves, Children Sing" (MaryAnn Titus); "Sudden Revelation: Fiction Writing in the Classroom" (Carl H. Krauskopf III); "A Year of Writing Workshop" (Mary L. Noble); "Word Works: Building a Community of Writers" (Janice M. Gallagher); and"Green Digits and Colons: Find Time to Write" (Barry Peters). The last section presents essays from experiences of writing faculty: "Turning the Desk" (Ron Carlson); "The Singular First Person" (Scott Russell Sanders); and "Reveling in the World: An Interview with Christopher Merrill on the Power of Language and Teaching" (Terry Hermsen). (RS)

Playmaking

As I sipped the steaming coffee , I reviewed teacher - training courses I had given
. They had been ... But neither of these workshops - nor any other short - term
exposures - prepared the teachers to do a full playwriting and production course .

Author: Daniel Judah Sklar

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002073575

Category: Drama

Page: 169

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Sklar's personal account of teaching dramatic writing, direction, and performance, to a group of 7th graders in the South Bronx, reveals the planning and execution of his lessons. It also addresses the reception such lessons received-including resistance. Teachers and Artists-in-Residence stand to gain much from this book, since it deals with real life dynamics in the classroom and necessary strategies for getting through a project in a thought-provoking, fun, and creative way for everyone participating. "I love this book. It's a great read, and it taught me a lot about playwriting, theater, and young people."-Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides.

American Theatre

If a reader new to teaching playwriting were to pick up Playwrights Teach
Playwriting , he or she would be confused : The playwrights featured — all
famous and respected by the industry - seem to prove that there is no trusted
method of ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015003303345

Category: Periodicals

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National Playwrights Directory

Teaching playwriting at San Francisco State University . Has completed two nov .
els , The Quest for Steven Yelm and Leaks . Stories and plays published in such
quarterlies as Paris Review , Transatlantic Review , The Literary Review , Texas
 ...

Author: Phyllis Johnson Kaye

Publisher: Waterford, Conn. : Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

ISBN: UOM:39015031742813

Category: American drama

Page: 507

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Instant Applause

demonstrate , I have been teaching your wife the art of - playwriting . At her
insistence , I might add . Leafs through notebook . See ? All these notes are
about playwriting , there ' s nothing in here about love or lovemaking or wanting
to make ...

Author: Playwrights Canada Press

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062632644

Category: Drama

Page: 239

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Twenty-six complete plays lasting no longer that ten to fifteen minutes each. An anthology of first class writing, easily adaptable for a number of your theatrical needs and experiences. Whether reading for pleasure, for the classroom or looking for the perfect short piece to do as a staged production, this anthology can accommodate all your short play needs.

College Teaching

Realizing this fact , I have , throughout my years of teaching playwriting ,
developed a system of individual conferences or tutorial instruction which have
proved successful in the course of playwriting at Biarritz American University . In
the first ...

Author: James Greenleaf Umstattd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012149897

Category: College teaching

Page: 355

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This book results from a decade of dealing with difficulties often met by graduate students--serving as instructors or teaching assistants--pursuing qualifications to become college teachers themselves. The author taught a course on the problems of college teaching with students from all disciplines, and the experiences therein have had enormous influence on the resulting text. The first section deals with basic problems: purpose, offering, the student, intellectual freedom, and motivation. The second defines and analyzes twenty-four procedures for classroom use. The last section addresses problems encountered as a practicing college instructor: evaluation of teaching and learning, counseling of students, and practical help for qualification, compensation, and advancement. The author hopes that the subjects addressed will assist beginners as they launch their careers.

International Guide to Children s Theatre and Educational Theatre

Educational theatre in the United States , firmly established by the 1960s , first
began in limited instances in the nineteenth century and attracted national
attention when George Pierce Baker began teaching playwriting at Harvard
University in ...

Author: Lowell Swortzell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002921659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 381

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Swortzell has constructed a seminal reference work that chronicles the history, current state of artistic achievement, and foremost future needs of children's theater in 44 different countries. . . . an excellent first resource for diverse forms of research, and quite accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. Choice After a visit to the Children's Educational Theatre in New York City, the first American theatre intended specifically for children and adolescents, Mark Twain declared that children's theatre is one of the very, very great inventions of the twentieth century. The Guide is designed as a reference book, surveying theatre for young people in forty-five countries from Australia to Zimbabwe, as well as examining some of the provocative paradoxes, questions, and concerns that plague and inspire children's theatre. Arranged in alphabetical order by country, the Guide documents the history of the children's theatre movement in each country, defines its current state of artistic achievement, and projects its foremost needs for the future. For each chapter, the Guide includes profiles of representative companies. Important productions and influential dramatists, directors, designers, performers, and pedagogues are also mentioned.