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Theory and technique of playwriting : with a new introduction

Author: John Howard Lawson
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1960.
Series: Dramabook, D25.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Lawson
OCLC Number: 338552
Notes: Theory and technique of playwriting first appeared in 1936, and a revised edition, with an additional section on theory and technique of screenwriting, was published in 1949.
Description: 313 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Aristotle --
The Renaissance --
The eighteenth century --
The nineteenth century --
Ibsen --
Conscious will and social necessity --
Dualism of modern thought --
George Bernard Shaw --
Critical and technical trends --
Eugene O'Neill --
The technique of the modern play --
The law of conflict --
Dramatic action --
Unity in terms of climax --
The process of selection --
The social framework --
Continuity --
Exposition --
Progression --
The obligatory scene --
Climax --
Characterization --
Dialogue --
The audience.
Series Title: Dramabook, D25.
Responsibility: by John Howard Lawson.

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