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The Blunt Playwright : An Introduction to Playwriting

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  • Publisher:
    Playwrights Canada Press, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Martini, Clem

    The Blunt Playwright won't tell you everything there is to know about playwriting. It won't even try. What it will do is examine process, structure, dialogue, and character; provide classic and contemporary scenes to study; outline clever exercises to strengthen writing skills; and so much more. Highly regarded and used in schools everywhere, this updated edition cements its place as one of the best resources for playwrights. From organizing the structure of a script to developing characters' voices, from employing visual effects on stage to writing comedy, or from self-promotion to getting produced and published, this guide has something for everyone, no matter the stage of their career.

    Subject(s): Drama | Playwriting | Technique | Textbooks
    Original Publisher: [S.l.], Playwrights Canada Press
    Language(s): English