Solving Your Script: Tools and Techniques for the Playwright / Edition 1

Solving Your Script: Tools and Techniques for the Playwright / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Sweet
ISBN-10:
0325000530
ISBN-13:
9780325000534
Pub. Date:
02/15/2001
Publisher:
Heinemann
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Overview

Solving Your Script: Tools and Techniques for the Playwright / Edition 1

Solving Your Script is a hardheaded approach to solving technical problems in scripts. In down-to-earth chapters, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Sweet introduces tools enabling writers to:

  • write exposition using the future tense
  • make characters vivid even before they appear
  • find the idiosyncrasies in a character that will generate story
Each chapter includes a discussion of a particular technique, followed by an assignment from Sweet's workshop and scenes written by his colleagues and students. There are also detailed discussions of what works in the scenes, what is problematic, and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325000534
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Lesson 1The Power of the Unsaid Word7
Sidebar 1The Present Tense16
Lesson 2Negotiation Over Objects21
Lesson 3Misuse, Transformation, or Destruction of an Object33
Lesson 4Other Negotiations49
Sidebar 2Themes68
Lesson 5Professional Versus Personal73
Lesson 6Responsibility and Appetite91
Lesson 7Different Relationships, Different Roles103
Lesson 8Different Roles Within a Relationship116
Sidebar 3Stage Directions135
Lesson 9Of Context and Conversation139
Lesson 10The Robin Hood Effect155
Sidebar 4Logic168
Lesson 11Disruption of a Ritual172
Lesson 12Disruption of Routine or Convention184
Lesson 13Violation of Settings198
Lesson 14Characters Treated By209
Closing Thoughts225

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