So You Want to be a Playwright

So You Want to be a Playwright

A manual for would-be playwrights--how to develop your play from conception to opening night.

Author: Tim Fountain

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854597168

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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Categories: Drama

So You Want to Be a Writer

So You Want to Be a Writer

Well, it just so happened that I tried my first foray as a playwright during this period. ... I am still writing an occasional poem but want more.

Author: Dennis S Martin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312995222

Category: Self-Help

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A book about all types of writing. Recognizing, discovering and developing as a writer.
Categories: Self-Help

So You Want to Be a Writer

So  You Want to Be a Writer

If you like to write, you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Writers shape thoughts into words, and those words can inspire, motivate, teach, ...

Author: Vicki Hambleton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582703596

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 849

A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

So You Want to Be a Scriptwriter and Make a Million Dollars

So You Want to Be a Scriptwriter and Make a Million Dollars

I love a good stage play, but when I go to a movie I want to see one, I don't want ... making him a better playwright than he would probably be as a movie ...

Author: Irving Elman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595099771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 795

This book was written to fill a need, when I started teaching script writing at Santa Monica College and my students asked me to name a book on the subject I could recommend. After voluminous reading, I could find nothing which was completely satisfactory. Most of it seemed to have been written by people who had never written professionally for films and/or television, and thus had no first-hand knowledge of it from personal experience. The books were written from hearsay and observation, like trying to learn how to swim by standing at the edge of a pool and watching others do it, without ever getting into the water yourself. Or trying to fly by flapping your arms like a bird. It doesn't work. They have no hands-on (or wings-on) concept of how commercially produceable scripts are actually put together, and then marketed; and are of no real practical help to the beginning writer, or anyone else who's interested. Only a swimmer, or a bird, or a writer who has made his living at it, really knows how his special trick is done and can pass it on to others. And so here it is. Enjoy while you learn. Because if writing isn't fun, it's no way to make a living. Rob banks instead (but try not to get caught).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Life as a Playwright

Life as a Playwright

So I hope you'll allow me to ask you the following question: Why. Do. You. Want. to. Be. a. Playwright? Not knowing you personally, I can't and won't ...

Author: Jon Klein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 977

Addressing the questions central to any playwright's career and identity, Jon Klein offers you a glimpse into a career writing for the theatre. As well as an account of the day-to-day life of a writer, he also discusses what an aspiring playwright should expect as they navigate the industry and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Furthermore, the book looks at situations that the emerging playwright is likely to encounter, including: 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 include T Bone N Weasel, Dimly Perceived Threats to the System, Betty the Yeti, and his most recent play, Resolving Hedda. Klein draws upon the lessons he has learned from his associations 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.clude figures such as Bob Falls, Gregory Hines, Jon Jory, Kenny Leon, Dan Sullivan, and August Wilson.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Playwright s Muse

The Playwright s Muse

AC: Do you mind being categorized as a woman playwright? WW: No, I don't. ... AC: I would like to talk a little bit about the production of your plays.

Author: Joan Herrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136542121

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 487

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Drama

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Shepard Traube's So You Want to go into the Theater? (1936) Shepard Traube (1907–83) was a Broadway producer and writer. In this manual for those seeking a ...

Author: Julie Coleman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191563584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

View: 238

This book continues Julie Coleman's acclaimed history of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the increasingly systematic and scholarly way in which such terms were recorded and classified in the UK, the USA, Australia, and elsewhere, and the huge growth in the publication of and public appetite for dictionaries, glossaries, and guides to the distinctive vocabularies of different social groups, classes, districts, regions, and nations. Dr Coleman describes the origins of words and phrases and explores their history. By copious example she shows how they cast light on everyday life across the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in New York and soldiers fighting in the Boer and First World Wars - as well as on the operations of the narcotics trade and the entertainment business and the lives of those attending American colleges and British public schools. The slang lexicographers were a colourful bunch. Those featured in this book include spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, journalists, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, police officers, and a serial bigamist. One provided the inspiration for Robert Lewis Stevenson's Long John Silver. Another was allegedly killed by a pork pie. Julie Coleman's account will interest historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the criminal underworld.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

So You Want to Be a Producer

So You Want to Be a Producer

I was so moved by the play that afterward I left a note backstage asking the playwright, Bill C. Davis, to please call me. He did so the next day.

Author: Lawrence Turman

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307546906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 382

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate, The River Wild, Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more. Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike. Including a comprehensive case study of Turman’s film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry’s most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

Behold I Am Jesus Crisostomo Playwright Adtoy Siak Ni Jesus Crisostomo Dramaturgo

Behold  I Am  Jesus Crisostomo  Playwright   Adtoy  Siak  Ni Jesus Crisostomo  Dramaturgo

Are you not eating?” “Sometimes, I miss a meal or two.” “That's the problem with writers like you ... yes, I forgot that you are a writer. Are you married?

Author: Lorenzo Garcia Tabin Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664168404

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 270

The novel consists of 24 chapters with epigraphs from 12 renowned authors in the world and 12 from the Scriptures. It is contemporaneous and provocative in presenting the illness of society and that may awaken the lethargy of the readers. The response of the author with the remarks of the readers is included.
Categories: Fiction

Career Coach

Career Coach

The person responsible for this is the playwright. Do you want to be a playwright? If the answer is yes, you should know this: Writing the play is just the ...

Author: Shelly Field

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816053544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 285

View: 492

Presents a guide for those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with advice and tips on assessing interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, searching for a job, networking, and pursuing success in the workplace.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Playwright s Guidebook

The Playwright s Guidebook

One thing is sure: to do a good rewrite, you need perspective. So take a little time. Maybe a week is enough, maybe you need a month or even more.

Author: Stuart Spencer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429934212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 125

An accessible, contemporary guide to the art of dramatic writing During the ten years that Stuart Spencer has taught playwriting, he has struggled to find an effective playwriting handbook for his courses. Although most of the currently popular handbooks have good ideas in them, they all suffer from the same problems: they're poorly organized; are composed mostly of quirky, idiosyncratic advice on how specific playwrights have gone about writing their own work; and are full of abstract theorizing on the nature of art. As a result, they fail to offer any concrete information on how to construct a well-written play or any useful guidelines and exercises. Moreover, few of these books are actually written by working playwrights. Out of frustration, Spencer wrote his own book. The result, The Playwright's Guidebook, is a clear, concise, and engaging handbook. Spencer addresses the important principles of structure, includes insightful writing exercises that build upon one another, explores the creative process, and troubleshoots recurrent problems that playwrights actually face.
Categories: Performing Arts

To Be A Playwright

To Be A Playwright

A few hours later we are at work and we want an excuse to leave, or we want to procrastinate, so we find ourselves cleaning a closet, or we have a deadline ...

Author: Janet Neipris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429593857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 165

Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend seamlessly to deliver a practical hands-on guide to playwriting, this book illuminates the elusive challenges confronting creators of dynamic expression and offers a roadmap to craft of playwrighting.
Categories: Performing Arts

So You Want to Sing Music by Women

So You Want to Sing Music by Women

And the fact is, every single playwright has at some point believed that they wrote a better play than someone else who got produced.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116074

Category: Music

Page: 412

View: 227

In a profession that is dominated by male composers, SYWTS Music by Women serves as a compendium for singers and teaches of singing who wish to explore the vast repertoire of women written by women, cutting across a wide array of styles and genres. Hoch and Lister highlight the key composers and provide tips and tools for programming their music.
Categories: Music

The Playwright

The Playwright

'What do you know about what women want?' said Jarvis. Alex seemed to take that as a compliment rather than an insult. 'I am what women want,' he said.

Author: Mik Aitly

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748756484

Category: Fiction

Page: 43

View: 523

Jarvis McIntyre is only 18 but he's about to star in his own Broadway musical. At first it seems like a dream come true, but being a star isn't at all what he expected. With so many gorgeous guys and stunning girls, Jarvis's heart feels really confused. Also someone is trying to sabotage his play. Can Jarvis save the day, find love and become a star?
Categories: Fiction

Ensemble

Ensemble

He said, “I'd like to produce Failure, and I'd like you to be part of our [playwrights] ensemble. We're doing this thing where we're just going to have a ...

Author: Mark Larson

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572848054

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 677

View: 156

This definitive history brings Chicago’s celebrated theater and comedy scenes to life with stories from some of its biggest stars spanning sixty-five years. Chicago is a bona fide theater town, bursting with vitality that thrills local fans and produces generation after generation of world-renowned actors, directors, playwrights, and designers. Now Mark Larson shares the rich theatrical history of Chicago through first-person accounts from the people who made it. Drawing from more than three hundred interviews, Larson weaves a narrative that expresses the spirit of Chicago’s ensemble ethos: the voices of celebrities such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Asner, George Wendt, Michael Shannon, and Tracy Letts comingle with stories from designers, composers, and others who have played a crucial role in making Chicago theater so powerful, influential, and unique. Among many other topics, this book explores the early days of the fabled Compass Players and the legendary Second City in the ‘50s and ‘60s; the rise of acclaimed ensembles like Steppenwolf in the ‘70s; the explosion of storefront and neighborhood companies in the ‘80s; and the enduring global influence of the city as the center of improv training and performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Playwright s Process

The Playwright s Process

All you're trying to do is tack down the basic dramatic ingredients in as simple a ... Remember, at this point it's all trial and error, so you want to try ...

Author: Buzz Mclaughlin

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307799524

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists. Interwoven with hundreds of quotations from the author's own in-depth interview series at the Dramatists Guild, in New York City, The Playwright's Process offers a fresh and lively discussion of the indispensable ingredients of strong dramatic writing. Every essential step the writer must take to create a well-written, stageworthy play is examined and explored. Also mining his own experience as a dramatist and a teacher of playwriting, author Buzz McLaughlin details the entire process of developing the kernel of an idea into a fully realized play—from the writer's very first jottings to the readings and workshops that lead to a professional production. Laying in the basic building blocks of dramatic structure, the exploration of character, the elements of good dialogue writing, and much, much more, McLaughlin reinforces every lesson with the words of: Edward Albee Lee Blessing Horton Foote Athol Fugard John Guare Tina Howe David Ives Romulus Linney Emily Mann Terrence McNally Arthur Miller Marsha Norman John Patrick Shanley Wendy Wasserstein Michael Weller Lanford Wilson A resource for beginning and experienced writers, The Playwright's Process is a virtual guided tour of the dramatist's challenging and often mysterious creative process, chock-full of specific techniques, practical exercises, and candid observations on craft and method straight from the mouths of working, award-winning playwrights. No book on playwriting has offered so much before, or in such an illuminating and integrated way.
Categories: Performing Arts

Scriptwork

Scriptwork

You may both agree that you do not wish to continue . Sometimes the playwright is appalled at the reading and wants to throw the script away ; sometimes he ...

Author: David Kahn

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809317591

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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Directors can use this unique guidebook for new play development from the beginning to the end of the process. Kahn and Breed explore ways of choosing new projects, talk about where to find new scripts, and explore the legal aspects of script development. They present a detailed system for theatrical analysis of the new script and show how to continue exploration and development of the script within the laboratory of the theatre. Most importantly, they delineate the parameters of the relationship between the director and the playwright, offering proven methods to help the playwright and to facilitate the healthy development of the script. Kahn and Breed offer suggestions on casting, incorporating rewrites, and script handling plus how and when to use audience response and how to decide what step to take next. They also include extended interviews with developmental directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights, who give credence to the new script development process.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stupid Ugly Unlucky and RICH

Stupid  Ugly  Unlucky and RICH

so whenever I interview writers I always ask for advice. Award- winning playwright Eve Enslertold me it's all about practice: “If you want to be a writer, ...

Author: Richard St. John

Publisher: Train of Thought Arts Publishing

ISBN: 9780973900903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 351

View: 102

Have you ever wondered what leads to success. Do you just need to be smart, great looking, or lucky? Richard St. John says those things dont lead to success. And he should know. He spent 10 years interviewing over 500 successful people, from Martha Stewart, to actor Russell Crowe, to DNA discoverer James Watson, to the top people in many fields. After analyzing and sorting all the information, Richard discovered the top 8 factors that are the foundation for success in any field. He also discovered that many successful people aren't especially smart, good-looking, or lucky. They're ordinary people, without special gifts, who achieve success by following the8 factors. Richard himself is a good example. He says, "I could never figure o ut how an ordinary guy like me succeeded in business, won top awards and became a millionaire. So I started a project to ask other people what led to their success, and it grew into a 10-year journey of discovery." The story is in Richards new book, Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH Spikes Guide to Success, an easy-to-read analysis that gets beyond the clichés to distill what the worlds most successful people really do have in common.
Categories: Self-Help