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So You Want To Be A Playwright? : How to Write a Play and Get it Produced.

Author: Tim Fountain
Publisher: London : Nick Hern Books, 2012.
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How to write a play and get it produced - a manual for playwrights. Playwright and former literary manager Tim Fountain guides the budding playwright over the many hurdles involved in getting a play on - from finding a story that only you know, through the detailed construction of the play, and on to the strategies you can use to get it on stage. What kind of play do you want to write? Where do you get your ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fountain, Tim.
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: Tim Fountain
ISBN: 9781780010939 1780010931
OCLC Number: 823722735
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.

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