The Art Of Writing Drama

The Art Of Writing Drama

by Michelene Wandor
     
 

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The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film.

Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis

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Overview

The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film.

Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided.

Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413775863
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Professional Media Practice Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Michelene Wandor is a playwright who in 1987 was the first woman playwright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre's main stages - 'The Wandering Jew'. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatisations, many nominated for awards. Her books on contemporary theatre include Postwar British Drama: Looking Back in Gender.

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