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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
So You Want To Be A Playwright? : How to Write a Play and Get it Produced.
London : Nick Hern Books, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||1 online resource (270 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title page; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Story Only You Know; PART ONE --
GETTING STARTED; Storytelling; A word of warning; Can you learn to write dialogue?; Where do you find your characters' voices?; How much should you know about your characters?; Should you plan your play before you start writing?; Preparations; What if you can't write what you want?; Should you limit the size of your cast?; Should you know which theatre you are writing for?; Does your play have something new to say?; Who is your play for?; Considerations. How do you know if your idea is any good?Where do you get your ideas from?; Inspirations; Alternative theatre; Historical plays; Monologues; Verbatim theatre; Documentary theatre; Political theatre; The singular original voice; What kind of play do you want to write?; Character and inner conflict; Definitions; Releasing the story only you know; The good storyteller; PART TWO --
GETTING TO THE END; Keep your head; What next?; The third draft; The second draft; The dialogue; The characters; The story; Questions to ask yourself; The first draft; Resolution; Climax; Crisis; The second-act climax. EscalationComplication; The first-act climax; Gaps between scenes; Cause and effect; Some vital elements; Are your characters 'coming across'?; Do your characters travel on a 'journey abroad'?; Do you have an inciting incident?; How much exposition do you need at the start?; Some questions; Getting stuck in; Getting stuck; Keep on keeping on; PART THREE --
GETTING IT ON; Sending out your play; Your future; Your play's future; The end of the run; The run; Press night (and reviews); Second preview; First preview; Performances; Final rehearsals; After the first week; First week; First day. RehearsalsInterviews; Programme notes; Leaflet copy; Titles; Publicity; Choosing the actors; Choosing a designer; Choosing a director; Production team; Getting a publisher; Getting an agent; You're on!; Literary agencies; The Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Commercial managements; Where?; How?; When?; Afterword; Appendixes; Useful resources; Key theatres for new writing; Regional organisations that support playwrights; Literary agents; Play publishers; About the Author; Other Titles in the Series; Copyright Information.