Playwriting From Formula to Form

ISBN-10: 0155038613
ISBN-13: 9780155038615
Edition: 1998
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Description: Structure is how a play logically fits together and can be archived through formula or form. To understand the complexities of structuring with form, the beginning playwright must first learn the fundamentals of formula. Covering everything in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.20" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Structure is how a play logically fits together and can be archived through formula or form. To understand the complexities of structuring with form, the beginning playwright must first learn the fundamentals of formula. Covering everything in the playwriting process from the initial concept through production, PLAYWRITING: FROM FORMULA TO FORM presents a workable method for anyone interested in the craft. Exercises and techniques are presented to help students master the fundamental principles of good playwriting, giving them the freedom to be creative. Chapters on film and television writing as well as how to market a finished script and to select an agent, provide "real world" information on surviving as a writer in today's market.

WilWilliam M. Downs is the associate dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, an associate professor of Political Science, and the co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy at Georgia State University. He is the author ofnbsp;Coalition Government, Subnational Style: nbsp;Multiparty Politics in Europe’s Regional Parliamentsnbsp;and has published research articles on political parties, electoral behavior, legislative institutions, and extremism in such journals asnbsp;Parliamentary Affairs,nbsp;West European Politics,nbsp;Electoral Studies,nbsp;Government & Opposition,nbsp;Journal of Contemporary European Studies,nbsp;Contemporary Politics, andnbsp;Perspectives on European Politics and Society. Downs has held a Fulbright research fellowship in Belgium, been a research fellow at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and served as a visiting faculty member at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Introduction
Preface
Idea
Formula Writing
Character
Form Writing
Dialogue
Scenario, Writing & Rewriting
Creativity
Format
Readings, Contests & Submissions
Student-Written Plays
Production & Agents
Screenplays & Teleplays
Conclusion: Becoming a Playwright
Glossary of Terms
Books Every Playwright Should Own
Further Reading
Graduate Playwriting Programs
Templates
Computer Software
Web Sites for Playwrights and Screenwriters

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