Young Playwrights 101 - via Email ONLY
Published by Jonathan Dorf
Then meet your new best friend - Young Playwrights 101 will guide you through the playwriting process, from initial idea to submission
Created with young playwrights and those who teach them in mind, it's a complete course, organized in easy-to-follow lessons and filled with practical exercises designed to hone your skills and get you writing better plays faster
Says Matt Buchanan, Playwright, Child Drama Specialist and Theatre Director at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut ...
"More than any other playwriting text I know, this book addresses the real, practical issues facing young playwrights today. Dorf never loses sight of the fact that the purpose of playwriting is production. It's not about writing an opus that will live in a drawer-this book will help young people write plays that will actually be produced. A must-read for any up-and-coming young dramatic voice"
No matter what your age or experience, if you're looking for detailed, no-nonsense advice about the craft and business of playwriting, this is the resource for you
This is a complete playwriting course, organized in easy to follow lessons and filled with practical writing exercises
Topics include ...
Creating Characters and Conflict
The Three Act Structure and its Alternatives
Choosing the Right Setting
The "Question" of the Play
How to Use an Outline
Using Punctuation to Write Better Dialogue
Beginning and Ending Your Play
Dealing with Writer's Block
Rewriting with The Writer's Web
How to Have a Useful Play Reading
The Playwright's Bill of Rights
A Suggested Reading List, Links to Submission Opportunities, and much, much more...
This is a comprehensive resource for young playwrights and those who teach them
It's ideal for drama classes from middle school through college, for teachers wanting a resource for their playwriting lessons, for students who don't have drama courses in which to learn playwriting
In fact, for anyone of any age who wants detailed, practical instruction to get you writing plays that people will want to stage!
"Excellent. Clear and crisply written and thoroughly comprehensive. It
covers pretty well every aspect of writing a play from the idea through to
the production. It's very well laid out and would be invaluable for a young
playwright (or even an older one). I wish I had it when I was a teenager -
it would have saved me a lot of grief"
~ Peter Colley, author of I'll Be Back Before Midnight
NB - This is an e-book
Within 24 hours of placing your Order, you will be sent the text via Email Attachment, which you can then either read on-screen or print-out