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Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

by Andrew Tidmarsh
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ISBN-13: 9781408185827
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/03/2014
Series: RADA Guides
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Tidmarsh is a writer, theatre director and awardwinning film-maker. He has worked with undergraduate and postgraduate writers for nearly 20 years for various institutions: Goldsmiths, University of London, Drama Centre, University of the Arts, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has also worked in the Philippines, Germany and Canada. He currently teaches and directs at RADA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Building Blocks of Narrative
Chapter 2 Will Versus Fate: Greek Tragedy and the Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Let's See Blood: Roman Tragedy and Quentin Tarantino
Chapter 4 Revenge is Sweet: Elizabethan Tragedy
Chapter 5 Mashing It Up: Desperate Housewives, Jacobean Tragedy and Buffy
Chapter 6 The Plate of Sardines: New Greek Comedy, Menander and Frasier
Chapter 7 Archetype or Stereotype? Plautus, Comedy of Contradictions and The Sketch Show
Chapter 8 Happily Ever After: Romantic Comedy from Shakespeare to Sleepless in Seattle
Chapter 9 Minding Our Manners: The Country Wife and Mean Girls
Chapter 10 Nothing Ever Happens: Chekhov and the Contemporary
Independent Comedy
Chapter 11 Arrivals and Departures: The Chivalric Romance and the Pastoral
A Final Thought
Appendix 1: Miscellaneous Genres and Hybrids
Appendix 2: Other Theories and Other Approaches

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