Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically / Edition 2

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Playwriting in Process: Thinking and Working Theatrically is written to encourage new and experienced playwrights to build techniques for a greater range of creative expression in writing for the stage. The book uses exercises to guide playwrights towards thinking and working theatrically. The exercises help playwrights start or revise their work by providing alternate ways of thinking about their subject and their processes.

New to the second edition: new exercises, a general updating such as the use of the internet, a new chapter for teachers and playwriting group leaders on using this book in class, and end-of-chapter "Call Out" exercises. Useful for playwrights at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585103409
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 976,561
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Wright is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing at the University of Tulsa, and holds joint appointments in Theatre and Film Studies Departments. He is a playwright and author whose books include "Playwriting at Work and Play," "Playwriting in Process," "Playwriting Master Class."He is the founder and moderator of the Fictional Character Writers Collective in Tulsa and is the U.S. Representative to both World Interplay and the Inter-Scribe project in Australia, as well as Interplay Europe. His plays have been produced across the US and the world.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Thinking Theatrically 1
Ch. 2 Working Theatrically 13
Ch. 3 The Etudes: What They Are and How to Use Them 21
Ch. 4 Technique Etudes 27
Ch. 5 Character Etudes 65
Ch. 6 Plot Etudes 99
Ch. 7 Etudes for Structure 145
Ch. 8 Collaboration Etudes 169
Ch. 9 Unblocking Etudes 191
Alphabetical List of Etudes 201
For Further Reading 205
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