Naked playwriting: the art, the craft, and the life laid bare
Silman-James Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 341 pages
This is a complete playwriting course -- from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. The book also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theatre companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, "Naked Playwriting" includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.
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Review: Naked Playwriting: The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid BareUser Review - Christopher - Goodreads
I was recommended this book just before I taught an online playwriting class through the University of Southern New Hampshire. I had doubts about teaching this class online because what I love to do ... Read full review
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An indispensable resource for aspiring playwrights. or any writers at all, really. The insights into character development is particularly great.
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