The Crafty Art Of Playmaking

Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250083087
Size: 40.46 MB
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The Crafty Art Of Playmaking from the Author: Alan Ayckbourn. For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.

The Art Of Writing Drama

Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408141329
Size: 51.49 MB
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The Art Of Writing Drama from the Author: Michelene Wandor. 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.

The Secret Life Of Plays

Author: Steve Waters
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848420007
Size: 31.77 MB
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The Secret Life Of Plays from the Author: Steve Waters. A guide to the hidden workings of plays and the trade secrets that govern their writing - by the acclaimed playwright Steve Waters. Drawing on a wide range of drama, both historical and modern, Waters takes the reader through the key elements of dramatic writing – scenes, acts, space, time, characters, language and images – to show how a play is more than the sum of its parts, with as much inner vitality as a living organism. Almost uniquely amongst accounts of playwriting, Waters’ book looks at the ways in which good plays move their audiences, generating powerful emotional responses that often defy conventional analysis. The Secret Life of Plays is for playwrights at any stage of their career, and will inspire and inform drama students as well as working actors and directors. Most of all it is for anyone who has ever laughed or cried in the theatre – and wants to know why. 'Theatre is a live medium, about bodies, sweat and feeling, even if it is informed by ideas and reason. How a thing composed of words manages to carry within it the currents of energy that generate that impression of life is what I want to explore…' Steve Waters 'Steve Waters’ book is like his plays: clear, elegant and stimulating throughout' David Edgar

Naked Playwriting

Author: William Missouri Downs
Size: 53.22 MB
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Naked Playwriting from the Author: William Missouri Downs. 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 Art And Craft Of Playwriting

Author: Jeffery Hatcher
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781884910463
Size: 17.49 MB
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The Art And Craft Of Playwriting from the Author: Jeffery Hatcher. 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.

Mime Spoken Here

Author: Tony Montanaro
Publisher: Tony & Karen Montanaro
Size: 51.91 MB
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Mime Spoken Here from the Author: Tony Montanaro. To Tony Montanaro, mime is "eloquent gesture", with or without words, with or without props. For 40 years, Tony has been a celebrated mime, at the top of his field, but his approach in this book is more than a lesson in theatre -- it's a lesson in communication. Actors, musicians, and performers of all types will benefit from Tony's techniques and insight.