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The Art Of Writing Drama

Author : Michelene Wandor
ISBN : 9781408141335
Genre : Reference
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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.
Category: Reference

The Art Of Dramatic Writing

Author : Lajos Egri
ISBN : 1439123799
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people -- their private natures and their inter-relationships -- that move a story and give it life. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives. Why do people act as they do? What forces transform a coward into a hero, a hero into a coward? What is it that Romeo does early in Shakespeare's play that makes his later suicide seem inevitable? Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll's House? These are a few of the fascinating problems which Egri analyzes. He shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop his dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Premise, character, conflict: this is Egri's ABC. His book is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art Of Writing Drama

Author : Michelene Wandor
ISBN : 9781408141328
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art Of Dramatic Writing

Author : Lajos Egri
ISBN : 1773236156
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Egri's treatise The Art of Dramatic Writing was first published in 1946 and remains today one of the best creative writing "how to" books ever written. It is a concise guide to all forms of creative writing, from premise to characters to plot, with special attention to the heart of any drama which are its characters and their inner natures and inter-relationships that move a story and give it life. Few books attempt to analyze play-construction as well as this book, and its principles and methods are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel, and screenplay.
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The Art Of Dramatic Writing

Author : Lajos Egri
ISBN : 1434495434
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Art of Dramatic Writing is a concise guide to all forms of creative writing, from premise to characters to plot.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art Of Writing About Art

Author : Suzanne Hudson
ISBN : 128544258X
Genre : Education
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THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART serves as a quick reference for writing various types of essays, research papers, exhibition reviews, and even examinations. The premise of the book is that students in all disciplines, not just English, should be required to write well and that their instructors should hold these writing assignments to high standards. THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART not only emphasizes skills in college-level composition, but also in verbalizing the experience of art -- the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape art and artists; art theory; and the interplay between artist and viewer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Art Of Writing Photoplays

Author : Henry Albert Phillips
ISBN : OSU:32435057384448
Genre : Motion picture authorship
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How To Write About Theatre And Drama

Author : Suzanne Hudson
ISBN : PSU:000047248915
Genre : Dramatic criticism.
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Combining basic composition and critical inquiry into the discipline of theatre, HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA meets the fundamental needs of beginning theatre students to learn the unique and varied forms of theatre and drama in their role in our cultural heritage. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.
Category: Dramatic criticism.

Theatre Arts

Author : Sheldon Cheney
ISBN : UOM:39015067517048
Genre : Performing arts
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The New Art Of Writing Plays

Author : Lope de Vega
ISBN : 1330275756
Genre : Literary Collections
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The New Art of Writing Plays by Lope De Vega expounds the ideas of this famous Spanish playwright regarding the art of writing plays. As a master of his craft, De Vega is constantly compared with Shakespeare with regard to poetry and drama. In this book, he uses verse to describe the nuances of creating plays. Throughout, the language is informal and written in good humour. With a self-effacing attitude, De Vega provides some crucial insights in to his way of playwriting. The address by De Vega is brief and translated from Spanish for the English reader. However, even in its brevity, the work is of tremendous importance as it's a rare insight by a playwright on his craft. The most important aspect of this address remains his support for the Classicist doctrine of playwriting but his own inability to follow those rules while creating his plays. In The New Art of Writing Plays the analysis provided by Brander Matthews is as relevant as the work itself. Matthews is able to link the many loose references made in the address and comparisons with other famous playwrights of his time. The New Art of Writing Plays brings up two points worth noting. First and foremost, this work postulates De Vega's style of playmaking and provides first hand inputs to those interested in the craft and provides a window into the intricate world of Spanish plays of his era. Secondly, this work shows De Vega's internal conflict in contextualizing his own work against the backdrop of Classicists like Cicero, Donatus, Robortello and others whom he mentions. While this title would be a treasure trove of information for scholars and students of the arts it will also entice the casual enthusiast. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Art Of Screenplays

Author : Robin Mukherjee
ISBN : 9781843442011
Genre : Performing Arts
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Robert Mukherjee's The Art of Screenplays is a working handbook for screenwriters with stories to tell. Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, its aim is to connect with our natural understanding of story, to demystify the screenwriter's art, and to enable fresh, original and authentic writing. Working on the central premise that drama reflects nature, and screenplays simply echo life as we know it, the areasMukherjee discusses include: The Writer's Eye. How to gather, ferment and communicate Story; The Art of Action. Understanding Structure through observation; Who Am I? Delving into the levels of Characters; Vertical Structure. Say what you mean. Mean what you say; Speak The Speech. The art of not writing Dialogue.
Category: Performing Arts

Writing For Theatre

Author : Kim Wiltshire
ISBN : 9781137369215
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. Through a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, it explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Playwright S Guidebook

Author : Stuart Spencer
ISBN : 9780571199914
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Moreover, few of these books are actually written by working playwrights. Out of frustration, Spencer wrote his own. The result, The Playwright's Guidebook, is a concise and engaging handbook full of the kind of wisdom that comes naturally with experience.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Crafty Art Of Playmaking

Author : Alan Ayckbourn
ISBN : 0571215106
Genre : Playwriting
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With over sixty plays written and premièred at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough before going on to play in the West End or the Royal National Theatre, London, or Broadway, Alan Ayckbourn's expertise in writing and directing plays is unsurpassed. For the first time, here in The Crafty Art of Playmaking, he shares all his tricks of the trade. From helpful hints on writing (Where do you start? How do you continue? What is comedy and how do you write it? What is tragedy and how does it work?), to tips on directing (working with actors and technicians, when to listen to the other experts, how to cope with rehearsals), the book provides a complete primer for the tyro and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in an accessible and highly entertaining style, with anecdotes galore to illustrate the how, when, where and why, it's worth the cover price for the jokes alone. 'A marvellously useful and enjoyably good-humoured book' Daily Telegraph
Category: Playwriting

The Dramatic Art Of Athol Fugard

Author : Albert Wertheim
ISBN : 0253215048
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Albert Wertheim's study of Fugard's plays is both extremely insightful and beautifully written--a book that held my attention from beginning to end. It was a pleasure to read! Wertheim succeeds in communicating the greatness of Fugard as a playwright, actor, and director. He also conveys well what Fugard has learned from other plays and dramatists. Thus, he places Fugard's works not so much in a South African context as in a theatrical context. He also illuminates his interpretations with the help of Fugard's manuscripts, previously available only in South Africa. This book is aimed not only at teachers, students, scholars, and performers of Fugard but also at the person who simply loves going to see a Fugard play at the theatre. --Nancy Topping Bazin, Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus, Old Dominion University Considered one of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists, South African playwright Athol Fugard is best known for The Blood Knot,"MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the boys, A Lesson from Aloes, and Sizwe Bansi Is Dead. The energy and poignancy of Fugard's work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. In The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard, Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems. Beginning with the specifics of his homeland, Fugard's plays reach out to engage more far-reaching issues of human relationships, race and racism, and the power of art to evoke change. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard demonstrates how Fugard's plays enable us to see that what is performed on stage can also be performed in society and in our lives; how, inverting Shakespeare, Athol Fugard makes his stage the world.
Category: Performing Arts