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.

The British Letter Writers

I so long an account of my journey , that I fear I offered to get out of the boat and
to box with have tired you ; but never mind it , when I come several of those saucy
fellows , but not one of down I ' ll tell you as much more , when we sit them ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4588948

Category: English letters

Page: 536

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Playwriting a Handbook for Would be Dramatic Authors

Well , I can ' t say ; I think , as I said , he ' s parted with it already ; I ' m not sure . ...
So you go down at eleven , and talk it over , and try to persuade him that it is the
grandest play that was ever written , and to convey to him some slight ...

Author: Dramatist


ISBN: HARVARD:32044020430104

Category: Authorship

Page: 111

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English Writers

He will grant no allowance , and will put his nephew out of succession to his
property by taking a wife , if he can find a woman quiet enough for him . Cutberd ,
his barber , has obtained “ The Silent Morose ' s confidence by never talking , or ...

Author: Henry Morley


ISBN: UOM:39015067093313

Category: English literature


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Writers Talking

The volume also features stories by and conversations with Mary Borsky, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, and Lisa Moore.

Author: John Metcalf

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 0889842744

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 411


Eight interviews, eight stories, eight commentaries. Eight of Canada's finest writers. Writers Talking gives readers a chance to listen in: Terry Griggs on where stories come from, Michael Winter on writing Newfoundland, K. D. Miller on being an actor who writes. The volume also features stories by and conversations with Mary Borsky, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, and Lisa Moore.

Proceedings of the Annual Congress of the International Association of Shorthand Writers

International Association of Shorthand Writers. ... If doubtful whether I can say just
the right thing , I can speak what I have ... After a little we get the man before us ,
as it were , and we can talk to him while it is being written down , just as if he ...

Author: International Association of Shorthand Writers. Congress





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The Prose Writers of America

At day of the company . break Mr. Fenton came to ask me if I would rise “ Yes , ”
resumed Captain Santlow— " and you and see the morning dawn upon our own
country . see how difficult it is to say it smoothly . There is We had taken a pilot on

Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold


ISBN: NYPL:33433082299474

Category: American prose literature

Page: 552

View: 237


Talking with Texas Writers

Texas writer, some native born and Texas raised and some immigrants to the state. They run the full range of literature from poets and playwrights to newspaperman and novelists.

Author: Patrick Bennett

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: UCAL:B3472779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

View: 484


Texas writer, some native born and Texas raised and some immigrants to the state. They run the full range of literature from poets and playwrights to newspaperman and novelists.

Prose Writers of German

My hand trembled as I held the letter place is poor , the people are unsocial ,
proud , containing my formal dismissal . But I went and have the narrow ways of a
small town . into my little chamber , locked myself in , and | They talk now of
nothing ...

Author: Frederic Henry Hedge



Category: German prose literature

Page: 567

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Recollections of Writers

They talk here at the agency office of the boats leaving Calais at two in the
morning ( night - time ) . If so , we ought to be in town at one . This , however , is
not to be depended on ; and there will not be time to write to you again . The best
way , I ...

Author: Charles Cowden Clarke



Category: Authors, English

Page: 347

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Revisioning Writers Talk

Consequently , readers must construct for themselves the murkiness ,
contradictions , sudden illuminations , and continual change of this talk . They will
experience the reciprocal , nonlinear path that changes in consciousness and
identity ...

Author: Mary Ann Cain

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791420752

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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Stressing the social dimensions of composing, this book inquires into the problems of interpreting and representing writers' talk in both academic and self directed writing groups, arguing for the value of such talk as a distinct mode of knowing that both complements and criticizes more traditional forms of inquiry. Emphasizing the role of writers' talk in shaping the text that they produce, it discusses the problem of representing and interpreting writers' talk in the context of composition studies, using feminist theoretical perspectives to illuminate the difficulty in representing the writer as a knowing subject, neither essentialist nor totally constructivist. Revisioning Writers' Talk also investigates the idea of the social in social-constructivist theories of composing, arguing that they maintain rather than demystify hierarchies of discourse and, in turn, the subjects and objects of composing. Cain's own story of composing is told in the context of her educational experiences as a writer. Finally, the book discusses the constructions of power and authority by both academic and self-directed writing groups.

The Dramatists Guild Quarterly

Tell me what happens to the CRUCIAL , BUT Marquis after they take away his
quills . ... TO WRITE . " So to keep him from talking , they cut out his tongue .
Finally , he starts writing in his own feces on the walls of his cell , so they cut off
his ...



ISBN: UCAL:B5095681

Category: Dramatists


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Some French Writers

66 It is not for nothing that they talk of l'ail américain , " he remarked , after a time .
I shall never forget that day at the club , when I was banking , and felt your eye
was upon me . The sensation is a great deal more singular than agreeable .

Author: Edward Delille


ISBN: UCAL:$B14941

Category: French literature

Page: 221

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Newspapers and Newspaper Writers in New England 1787 1815

He summoned to its aid the first talents of the party . “ I think myself entitled , ” he
said in the letter to Mr . Dwight already mentioned , “ to call upon you , and to ask
you to call upon the mighty Trumbull , who must not slumber like Achilles in his ...

Author: Delano Alexander Goddard


ISBN: UOM:39015030926672

Category: American newspapers

Page: 39

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Critics and miscellaneous writers Sacred authors

striven mortally to quench , to quell it , by written inuendo , or blow up by open but
it will not . Can you ... and wandering life , want of time mons , " Boswell ' s "
Johnson , " and Colefor systematic study , and want of self - ridge ' s " Table Talk .

Author: George Gilfillan



Category: Authors, English


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Writers Talk to Ralph D Gardner

The reason I think I write about women like this — and why I wanted to write
about the Army from the woman ' s angle — is because women articulate
emotions much better than men . This is particularly true in the Army .
Professional soldiers ...

Author: Ralph D. Gardner

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014497336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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Between 1974 and 1986, Gardner interviewed more than a thousand authors on his radio broadcast, Ralph Gardner's Bookshelf. Talks focused on successful writing more than on private lives. Reprinted here are 23 of these dialogues, with Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.