The Art of Writing for the Theatre: An Introduction to Script Analysis, Criticism, and Playwriting (Introductions to Theatre) (Paperback)

The Art of Writing for the Theatre: An Introduction to Script Analysis, Criticism, and Playwriting (Introductions to Theatre) By Luke Yankee, Jim Volz (Editor) Cover Image
By Luke Yankee, Jim Volz (Editor)
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Description


Writing for the theatre and about theatre requires a diverse set of skills, but whether you're studying theatre or developing your creative craft, this book covers everything you need to know. Filled with practical advice from an award-winning playwright, with a range of resources to guide you in the craft and business of theatre writing, The Art of Writing for the Theatre provides everything you need to write like a seasoned theatre professional, including:

* how to analyze and break down a script,
* how to write various types of plays, from short plays, plays for one person, to one act and full length dramas,
* how to critique a play and a theatre production,
* how to construct and craft essays, cover letters, theatrical resumes, applications, and
* how to avoid common grammar and punctuation errors.

This thorough introduction is supplemented with exercises and new interviews with a host of internationally acclaimed playwrights, lyricists, and critics, including Lyn Gardner, Kia Corthron, Ismail Khalidi, Marsha Norman, and David Zippel, among many others. Accompanying online resources include playwriting and script analysis worksheets and exercises, an example of a playwriting resume, and critical points to consider on playwriting, design, acting, directing and choreography.

About the Author


Luke Yankee is a professional playwright, director, author, producer, the Head of Playwriting at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350155572
ISBN-10: 1350155578
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: August 11th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Introductions to Theatre
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