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The dramatic writer's companion : tools to develop characters, cause scenes, and build stories

Author: Will Dunne
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moss Hart once said that you never really learn how to write a play; you only learn how to write this play. Crafted with that adage in mind, The Dramatic Writer's Companion is designed to help writers explore their own ideas in order to develop the script in front of them. No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook starts with the principle that character is key. The character is not something added to the scene  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Dunne
ISBN: 9780226172538 9780226172545 0226172538 0226172546
OCLC Number: 262429474
Description: xxv, 318 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Developing your character --
Causing a scene --
Building your story --
Fixing common script problems.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Will Dunne.

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Helps playwrights and screenwriters explore their own ideas in order to develop the script in front of them. This book features: more than sixty of the author's workshop-tested exercises for  Read more...

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