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Playwriting: A Complete Guide to Creating Theater
     

Playwriting: A Complete Guide to Creating Theater

by Shelly Frome
 

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Fifteen chapters explain every aspect of playwriting, with excerpts from classic and prominent modern works, quotations from noted playwrights, and anecdotes from the author’s personal experiences with such masters as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. Interviews with A.R. Gurney, Lloyd Richards, Connie Congdon, Alfred Uhry, and others are included. An

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Fifteen chapters explain every aspect of playwriting, with excerpts from classic and prominent modern works, quotations from noted playwrights, and anecdotes from the author’s personal experiences with such masters as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. Interviews with A.R. Gurney, Lloyd Richards, Connie Congdon, Alfred Uhry, and others are included. An appendix gives information about submitting playscripts, getting grants, entering contests, doing play festivals, securing an agent and other topics of interest to aspiring playwrights.

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Booknews
A sometimes practical, sometimes breathlessly arty analysis of the craft replete with excerpts, quotations, interviews, and anecdotes. Frame is a director and playwright, as well as drama teacher at the U. of Connecticut. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“strongly recommended..a ‘must read’”—Midwest Book Review; “excerpts from classic plays and prominent modern works [and] anecdotes from the author’s personal experiences”—Theater Crafts; “emphasis throughout is upon the craft of dramatic literary production...style is persuasive”—Speech & Drama.
Midwest Book Review
strongly recommended..a 'must read'
Theater Crafts
excerpts from classic plays and prominent modern works [and] anecdotes from the author's personal experiences
Speech & Drama
"emphasis throughout is upon the craft of dramatic literary production...style is persuasive"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899504254
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Shelly Frome is a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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