The Art and Craft of Playwriting

The Art and Craft of Playwriting Author Jeffery Hatcher
ISBN-10 1884910467
Release 2000-03-01
Pages 216
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With his hands-on experience, shrewd advice and absolute passion for the theater, Jeffrey Hatcher is the perfect tutor for aspiring playwrights. He keeps his instruction lively and clear by using many examples from a variety of plays - from Hamlet to Amadeus. Hatcher not only gives you a good sense of the "big ideas," he also fills you in on all the particulars ... how to work intermissions into a play, when to use music, how to furnish your stage space. Complete, practical and inspirational, this guide takes you behind the scenes and deep into the real world of playwriting.



Playwriting Seminars 2 0

Playwriting Seminars 2 0 Author Richard Toscan
ISBN-10 9780615608211
Release 2012-03-16
Pages 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.



Naked Playwriting

Naked Playwriting Author William Missouri Downs
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003148583
Release 2004
Pages 341
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Naked Playwriting is a complete playwriting course?from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. Naked Playwriting also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theater companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, Naked Playwriting includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.



The Playwright s Guidebook

The Playwright s Guidebook Author Stuart Spencer
ISBN-10 1429934212
Release 2002-03-29
Pages 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.



What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing

What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing Author Jeffrey Sweet
ISBN-10 9780300228052
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 304
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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.



Theatre

Theatre Author Stephen M. Archer
ISBN-10 074253913X
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or nonmajors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. The sixth edition has been updated with new statistics, references, and photographs. It also features an extensively revised design section, which the authors have divided into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).



Screenwriting Fundamentals

Screenwriting Fundamentals Author Irv Bauer
ISBN-10 9781317214137
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 204
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Screenwriting Fundamentals: The Art and Craft of Visual Writing takes a step-by-step approach to screenwriting, starting with a blank page and working through each element of the craft. Written in an approachable anecdote-infused style that’s full of humor, Bauer shows the writer how to put the pieces together, taking the process of screenwriting out of the cerebral and on to the page. Part One of the book covers character, location, time-frame and dialogue, emphasizing the particularity in writing for a visual medium. Part Two of the book focuses on the narrative aspect of screenwriting. Proceeding incrementally from the idea and story outline, through plotting and writing the treatment, the workshop-in-a-book concludes with writing the First Draft. A unique emphasis on the visual elements of storytelling because the camera is always present—the screenplay must act as a guide for the director and the editor. A "workshop in a book" approach that walks the reader step-by-step through a screenplay—focusing on character, location, time frame, visual components, and transitions—with plenty of exercises that generate material for the narrative writing process. A process-oriented approach, combined with a lighthearted tone and approachable style, that allows the reader to ease into the daunting task of writing a First Draft and takes them all the way through to the end— First Draft in hand.



Playwriting Across The Curriculum

Playwriting Across The Curriculum Author Claire Stoneman
ISBN-10 9781136720451
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 176
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First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Playwriting

Playwriting Author Fraser Grace
ISBN-10 9781472526670
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 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 Actor s Art and Craft

The Actor s Art and Craft Author Rona Laurie
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034437643
Release 1994
Pages 164
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Rona Laurie has drawn on her wide experience as an actor, professor of speech and drama, and adjudicator in this analysis of the art and craft of acting. This book is for, and about, actors and drama students. However, it will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in live theatre, either as a performer or as a member of the audience. Rona Laurie concentrates on honing the actor's abilities: how to use the voice, modulation and movement to develop characterisation. Detailed consideration of Shakespeare, comedy, farce and some modern playwrights give extra insight into these genres. The discussion is completed by an evaluation of some of our finest performers: Peggy Ashcroft, Alan Bates, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier.



Das Geheimnis guter Drehb cher

Das Geheimnis guter Drehb  cher Author Linda Seger
ISBN-10 9783895812392
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 280
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Das Geheimnis des guten Drehbuchs liegt nicht allein in der guten Idee, sondern im Analysieren von Problemen und dem professionellen Bearbeiten, im Neu- und Umschreiben. Das Buch vermittelt Methoden und Techniken des Drehbuchschreibens, bietet Lösungen bei häufig auftretenden Problemen an, wie das ungewollte Entfernen von der eigentlichen Story, es lehrt, subtilste Situationen in kurzen Sequenzen einzufangen und auf die Realisierbarkeit zu achten.



The Playwright at Work

The Playwright at Work Author Rosemarie Tichler
ISBN-10 9780810127623
Release 2012-06-30
Pages 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.



The Art and Craft of Screenwriting

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting Author Shelly Frome
ISBN-10 9780786434268
Release 2009-01-27
Pages 263
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"Introductory chapters discuss skills essential for screenwriters, including an eye for the camera, the ability to juggle pieces of a story, knowledge of acting, and a unique vision. The second section covers options available to screenwriters with import



The Elements of Playwriting

The Elements of Playwriting Author Louis E. Catron
ISBN-10 9781478608264
Release 2001-12-11
Pages 220
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Being a playwright means more than just putting pen to paperit means expressing a personal point of view, bringing a vision to life, developing dimensional characters, structuring a plays action, creating effective characters, creating effective dialogue, and finding producers, directors, and actors to bring a work to life. Catron, a respected writer, producer, director, and instructor, explores these themes and more, presenting the basic principles necessary for writing a stageworthy play. By emphasizing stageworthiness, he shows how to avoid common pitfalls, such as treating a play as literature or being overinfluenced by cinematic writing. Examples from classical and modern plays are included throughout, as are exercises for sharpening and developing skills and practical guidelines on working with actors and directors, getting produced and published, and finding an agent.



Age of Arousal

Age of Arousal Author Linda Griffiths
ISBN-10 1552451909
Release 2007
Pages 175
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It's a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It's 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden - spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica - arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same. Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy, frenetic ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self - genre-busting, rule-bending, and ambitiously original. The book includes notes and a rousing, thoughtful essay on Victorian women's suffrage by the playwright. 'Endlessly witty, vigorous, funny... brilliantly inventive.' - Calgary Herald 'Griffiths is one of Canada's 'originals' known not only for the quality of her work, but for the sheer range of her career.' - Maclean's



The Art Of Writing Drama

The Art Of Writing Drama Author Michelene Wandor
ISBN-10 9781408141335
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 208
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The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.



Schauspielen

Schauspielen Author Larry Moss
ISBN-10 3894877480
Release 2015-02
Pages 400
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Schauspielen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Schauspielen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Schauspielen book for free.