Write A Play And Get It Performed

Write A Play And Get It Performed

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Overview

Write A Play And Get It Performed by Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe

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Write a Play - and Get It Performed is designed for would-be writers of every level and for all types of motivation by two prize-winning professionals. Whether writing for the specific needs of an amateur drama group, community event, political campaign or simply for personal or professional development, this is a guide to the craft of playwriting. It offers guidance on the creative principles of scripts, characters, plot, structure and dialogue and explains the principles of staging and stage directions as well as gives tips on how to write for a variety of different situations, for every age and ability and according to specific genres - particularly those often preferred by amateur groups, such as pantomime and musical theatre.
Write a Play and Get it Performed includes:
Section one

Chapter 1: A writing mindset
Chapter 2: Getting started
Chapter 3: Creating and working with characters
Chapter 4: Speech and dialogue
Chapter 5: Plot construction
Chapter 6: Endings
Chapter 7: Deeper issues
Chapter 8: Two plays analysed: Othello and Run for your Wife
Chapter 9: Keeping going, re-writes and polishing
Section two
Chapter 10: Types of drama
Chapter 11: Writing a comedy play
Chapter 12: Writing for the amateur stage
Chapter 13: Writing pantomimes
Chapter 14:Writing musicals
Chapter 15: Writing for radio
Chapter 16: Writing for television
Section three
Chapter 17: Script practicalities
Chapter 18: Staging practicalities
Chapter 19: Script layouts and submission
Chapter 20: Outlets and networking opportunities
Chapter 21: Putting on your own play

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of writing a play.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444103229
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 04/30/2010
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lesley Bown and Ann Gawthorpe are prize-winning professional writers. They have been working and writing together for more than ten years, producing over 13 plays and hundreds of sketches, all of which have been performed by amateur or professional theatre groups or in broadcast productions.

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