9780020692911

The Elements of Playwriting

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  • ISBN13:

    9780020692911

  • ISBN10:

    0020692919

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson P T R

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Summary

This book tells how to write stageworthy plays, develop your theatre sense, create theatrical characters, shape plot and dialogue, and find the resources to get your play produced.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Being a Playwrightp. 1
What Makes a Play?p. 17
The Size of Your Canvas: Monodramas, One-Acts, and Full-Length Playsp. 36
Where Do You Start? Turning Your Ideas into Playsp. 49
Creating Characters: People in Action to Achieve Their Goalsp. 64
Building Plot: Shaping Your Play's Actionp. 94
Constructing Dialogue: Action Through Wordsp. 122
Evaluating and Revising Your Playp. 153
Script Format: Typing Your Script for Producers and Directorsp. 170
Resources for the Playwrightp. 186
Indexp. 213
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