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Teaching playwriting : creativity in practice

Author: Paul Gardiner
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY : Methuen Drama, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite strong evidence that playwriting is both an engaging and rewarding activity for young people, it is still under-utilised in the classroom. Teaching Playwriting is an essential resource for teachers wanting to gain the skills and confidence necessary to introduce playwriting to their students. Based on rich research and clearly explained theoretical concepts, the author explores the lessons from creativity  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gardiner
ISBN: 9781350011328 1350011320 9781474288019 1474288014
OCLC Number: 1065963534
Description: 254 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Why playwriting? --
Creativity and engagement --
Spectrum of playwriting approaches --
How to use this book --
The idea --
Character --
Action --
Dialogue --
Structure --
Symbol --
Page to stage.
Responsibility: Paul Gardiner.

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"Despite strong evidence that playwriting is both an engaging and rewarding activity for young people, it is still under-utilised in the classroom. Teaching Playwriting is an essential resource for teachers wanting to gain the skills and confidence necessary to introduce playwriting to their students. Based on rich research and clearly explained theoretical concepts, the author explores the lessons from creativity theory that will provide the teacher with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower students' writing and creativity. Exploring key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book will enable teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential as young playwrights"--

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