A History of the Screenplay

A History of the Screenplay

by S. Price
     
 

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.

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'Steven Price has done a terrific job at looking at how the screenplay developed. No, it's not another collection of funny stories about drunken screenwriters,but something more revealing: the ways not only the Americans developed useful formats (yes, there have always been more than one), but how the French, Russians and the Italians dealt with the same problems. ... And Price brings us up to date with screenplays for the digital age. This is a great addition to the research being done on screenwriting.' - Tom Stempel, author of FrameWork: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

'A fascinating study and sure to set a benchmark in our understanding of the conventions of screenwriting.' - David Bordwell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230291805
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN PRICE teaches English and American Literature and Film at Bangor University, UK. He is the author of The Screenplay: Authorship, Theory and Criticism (Palgrave, 2010), The Plays, Screenplays and Films of David Mamet and (with William Tydeman) Oscar Wilde: Salome. He has also contributed to a number of edited collections of essays, and is editor of 'The David Mamet Review'.

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