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Play-making; a manual of craftsmanship.

Author: William Archer
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1960]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Archer, William, 1856-1924.
Play-making.
New York, Dover Publications [1960]
(OCoLC)610306805
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Archer
OCLC Number: 329977
Notes: "An unabridged and unaltered republication of the first edition."
Description: 277 pages 21 cm
Contents: Introductory --
The choice of a theme --
Dramatic and undramatic --
The routine of composition --
Dramatis personae --
The point of attack: Shakespeare and Ibsen --
Exposition: its end and its means --
The first act --
Curiosity and interest --
Foreshadowing, not forestalling --
Tension and its suspension --
Preparation: the finger-post --
The obligatory scene --
The peripety --
Probability, chance, and coincidence --
Logic --
Keeping a secret --
Climax and anticlimax --
Conversion --
Blind-alley themes, and others --
The full close --
Character and psychology --
Dialogue and details.
Responsibility: With a new introd. to the Dover ed. by John Gassner.

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