Writing For the Stage - A Playwright's Handbook

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Anthony Clark

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The theatre is an essential art form that is forever evolving

A well-written play can make us laugh, cry, cringe, or reflect

It can confirm what we already know, or it can introduce us to new worlds

It can relax us, or incite us to action

Writing for the Stage – A Playwright’s Handbook is a step-by-step guide to dramatic writing

Drawing on proven methods and professional insights, this book explores the mechanics of playwriting and the skills needed to create a compelling story

It aims to help readers understand the art and craft of writing for the stage and avoid some of the pitfalls

Topics covered include:

  • + defining a play
  • + starting points
  • + the importance of structure
  • + the first draft and rewrites
  • + placing the work and negotiating rehearsals
  • + the playwright in a devising context

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