Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage.
PART 1 includes reflections on the art and the craft of playwriting, guidance on writing for a full range of genres and spaces and a brief history of playwriting itself.
PART 2 contains inspiring advice and reflections from leading playwrights:April De Angelis, Bryony Lavery, David Greig, Christina Reid, Dennis Kelly, Frank McGuinness, Lynn Nottage, Howard Brenton, Roy Williams, Tanika Gupta, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, Steve Waters, E.V. Crowe, David Henry Hwang, Lin Coghlan, Zinnie Harris and Anne Washburn.
PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on planning and conducting research, working out plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue, navigating the industry and the rehearsal and production process.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
A readable and mostly comprehensive introduction to writing for the stage for new playwrights ... For true beginners this book would be an extremely helpful companion on their journey ... It will likely be useful to the lone emerging playwright or in conjunction with an introduction to playwriting course. Grace and Bayley update some of the older playwriting texts and earnestly steer away from being overly prescriptive. For these reasons Playwriting is a useful addition to the bookshelf. * Theatre Topics *
[In] this comprehensive guide to writing for the stage by award-winning playwrights Fraser Grace and Clare Bayley ... there are illuminating tips from 20 established writers - Frank McGuinness, Tom Stoppard and April De Angelis among them. * Youth Drama Ireland *