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Life as a playwright : a survival guide

Author: Jon Klein
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2018. ©2018
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"Life as a Playwright addresses the questions central to any playwright's career and very identity. What is a playwright's life like? What should an aspiring playwright expect? What are the danger zones? How can you stand out from the crowd? Alongside answering these questions, the author looks at situations that the emerging playwright is bound to encounter: handling rehearsals, workshops, castings, re-writing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Klein, Jon.
Life as a playwright.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018
(DLC) 2017040935
(OCoLC)987796941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Klein
ISBN: 9781474285100 1474285104
OCLC Number: 1031847377
Description: 1 online resource (x, 183 pages)
Contents: Becoming a playwright --
Writing your first play --
Submissions --
Developing your first play --
Rehearsal and production (if things go well) --
Rehearsal and production (if things don't go well) --
Publishing and professional decisions --
Building a reputation --
Lessons of luck --
How other playwrights got started --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Jon Klein.

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"Life as a Playwright addresses the questions central to any playwright's career and very identity. What is a playwright's life like? What should an aspiring playwright expect? What are the danger zones? How can you stand out from the crowd? Alongside answering these questions, the author looks at situations that the emerging playwright is bound to encounter: handling rehearsals, workshops, castings, re-writing, venues, reviews, successes and failure. The book concludes with seventeen interviews with other USA-based playwrights, representing a wide range of experience, from writers just starting to make a name for themselves to seasoned, award-winning veterans such as Sheila Callaghan, Steven Dietz, Keith Glover, Lauren Gunderson, John Pielmeier and Jen Silverman. Author Jon Klein has a wealth of experience with over 30 of his plays produced in the USA and over 100 productions, including T Bone N Weasel, Dimly Perceived Threats to the System, Betty the Yeti, and his most recent play, Resolving Hedda. This knowledge he imparts to the reader as he draws upon the various lessons he has learned from collaborating with numerous established theatre folk, many from the start of their careers. These include figures such as Bob Falls, Gregory Hines, Jon Jory, Kenny Leon, Dan Sullivan, and August Wilson"--

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