Writing for the Stage A Practical Playwriting Guide

ISBN-10: 0205412971
ISBN-13: 9780205412976
Edition: 2006
Authors: Leroy Clark
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Book details

List price: $75.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Summary."
The Essence of Drama
Conflict
The Inciting Action
The Goal
The Central Action
The Turning Point
The Climax
Three Kinds of Conflict
Inner Conflict
Personal and External Conflict
Conflict within Society
Common Problems
Rising Conflict
Static Conflict
Solutions
Getting the Idea
Personal Experience
Observations and Images
Research
The Journal
Planning The First Draft
Working Title
Character Names and Descriptions
Holding The Attention
The First Scene
Plot Scenario
The Professional Format
Format Guidelines
Sample Scene
Rhythm
Horizontal and Vertical Movement
Plot
Arrangement of the Incidents
Kinds of Plots
Beginning, Middle and End
Obstacles
TheEssential Scene
Common Plot Problems
Other Tips
Structure
Masculine Structure
Linear Approach
Ignition
Point of Attack
Scene
Beats
The Progression
Resolution
Exposition
Foreshadowing
Story Values
The Unities
The Play in Todayrsquo;s Theatre
Feminine Structure
Non-Linear Approaches
Circular Structure
Episodic Structure
Physical Character
Developing Character
Characterization
Physical Characteristics
Sociological Characteristics
Characteristics
Life Script
Psychological Character
Characteristics
The Johari Window
Defense Mechanisms
Unrealistic Expectations
Character is Action
Deep Character
Contrasting Types
Character Questions
Orchestrating Characters
The Back Story
Good Orchestration
Archetypes
Equal Opponents
A Crucible
Another Character Enters
Get to Know Your Characters
Character Analysis
Stage Business
Practicalities
Dialogue
Use of Language
Accent
Sentence Structure
Vocal Rhythm
Details
Appeal to Senses
Images, Slang, or Street Talk
Figures of Speech
The Gems
The ldquo;Frdquo; Word
First Impressions Count
The First Line

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