The Elements of Playwriting

The Elements of Playwriting

by Louis E. Catron, Norman A. Bert

Paperback(New Edition)



This book tells how to write stageworthy plays, develop your theatre sense, create theatrical characters, shape plot and dialogue, and find the resources to get your play produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478635970
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Publication date: 12/11/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents



1.Being a Playwright.

2.What Makes a Play?

3.The Size of Your Canvas: Monodramas, One-Acts, and Full-Length Plays.

4.Where Do You Start? Turning Ideas into Plays.

5.Creating Characters: People in Action to Achieve Their Goals.

6.Building Plot: Shaping Your Play's Action.

7.Constructing Dialogue: Action Through Words.

8.Evaluating and Revising Your Play.

9.Script Format: Typing Your Script for Producers and Directors.

10.Resources for the Playwright.


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