Playwright's Guidebook An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

ISBN-10: 0571199917
ISBN-13: 9780571199914
Edition: 2002
Author(s): Stuart Spencer
Description: Stuart Spencer presents a coherent way of thinking about playwriting that addresses the important principles of structure, includes writing exercises that build upon one another, and trouble-shoots recurrent problems that playwrights face.
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Copyright Year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Stuart Spencer presents a coherent way of thinking about playwriting that addresses the important principles of structure, includes writing exercises that build upon one another, and trouble-shoots recurrent problems that playwrights face.

Foreword
Introduction: How We Tell Stories
Structure
Prologue: The Tools
What Is Structure?
Action
Motivation and Subtext
Conflict
High Stakes and High Hopes
Event
Beats, Scenes, Acts
The Creative Process
Prologue: Dramatic Elements
Theater and Drama
The Impulse
Character
The Journey of the Play
Dealing with Problems
Rewriting
Exposition
When All Else Fails (Things to Try When You're Stuck)
Some Advice
General Advice
Practical Advice
Appendixes
App. A: Required Reading
App. B: Recommended Reading
App. C: Additional Images
App. D: Extended Exercises
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index

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