Playwriting For Dummies

Playwriting For Dummies

by Angelo Parra
     
 

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The easy way to write a play and get it produced

Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of your theatre collaborators, to marketing and financing your project, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know — and you can

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The easy way to write a play and get it produced

Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of your theatre collaborators, to marketing and financing your project, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know — and you can find them all right here.

  • All the world's a stage — get acquainted with the magical world of theatre, get a handle on factors that make for a good play, and know the tools available to you as a playwright
  • Immerse yourself — put your story into focus, create full and rich characters, make the most of dialogue, and create a blueprint for your play
  • Get your act together — discover how to put your story intocomposed acts and scenes, understand the importance of the climax, and bring the play to a satisfying resolution
  • Curtain call — get expert guidance on going public with your play, from getting it read and considered to having it produced and performed before an audience

Open the book and find:

  • How to create believable characters, plots, and dialogue
  • Expert tips on getting your play read and produced
  • Ways to convey a theme without losing an audience
  • Tips for attending auditions and rehearsals
  • Potential sources of story ideas
  • Special considerations for musicals
  • Advice about feedback and rewrites
  • The hallmarks of a great play

Learn to:

  • Write a powerful script with memorable characters
  • Craft, polish, and get your play on stage
  • Approach theatre as a collaborative art form

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118017227
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
469,728
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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