Playwrights Teach Playwriting

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Playwrights Teach Playwriting is a collection unique in the realm of "how-to" playwriting books. These eleven essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering fascinating and valuable insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers. Each of the playwrights has extensive experience as a teacher in a variety of venues. Their chapters offer insight into the unique vision of each playwright and provide practical and tested advice, ...
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Overview

Playwrights Teach Playwriting is a collection unique in the realm of "how-to" playwriting books. These eleven essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering fascinating and valuable insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers. Each of the playwrights has extensive experience as a teacher in a variety of venues. Their chapters offer insight into the unique vision of each playwright and provide practical and tested advice, exercise, and course structures for both students and teachers of playwriting. A concluding essay by dramaturg and literary manager, Mead Hunter, offers career advice for beginning as well as emerging playwrights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575254234
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 516,369
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

You have to learn to how to daydream 1
Permutations and dramatic possibilities 22
Butterflies landing 39
Basic training 54
Julliard's Nick and Nora Charles 69
A theater of (and for) mismatched parts 91
Scattering Seeds 104
Staggering through the fun house 117
A conversation 136
Notes from the other side 149
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