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To Be A Playwright

To Be A Playwright

by Janet Neipris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367183257
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Series: Routledge Revivals Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janet Neipris is an award-winning playwright and Professor of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her previous publications include To Be a Playwright (Routledge, 2006), Natives (2011), Plays by Janet Neipris (2000), and the musical Jeremy and the Thinking Machine, with Barbara Greenberg (2005). Her plays and letters are in the Theatre collection of Harvard University’s Houghton Library.

Table of Contents

1. The Twelve Habits of Successful Playwrights

2. A Room of Your Own

3. Fifty Questions to Ask When Writing A Play

4. Character

5. Dialogue: The Ways Our Characters Speak to Us

6. Location: Passports to Playwrighting

7. Endings

8. Rewriting

9. Journals

10. The Making of a Play: "Small Delegation" From Beijing to Home

11. Adapting From Fact and Fiction

12. The Do’s and Don’ts of Playwriting: What I Know to be True

13. Critics

14. The Education of a Playwright

15. What They Told Me: Advice on Writing and Other Vices

16. To Be A Playwright

17. Notes