The Art of Dramatic Writing

The Art of Dramatic Writing

All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives—why people act the way that they do.

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439123799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people -- their private natures and their inter-relationships -- that move a story and give it life. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives. Why do people act as they do? What forces transform a coward into a hero, a hero into a coward? What is it that Romeo does early in Shakespeare's play that makes his later suicide seem inevitable? Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll's House? These are a few of the fascinating problems which Egri analyzes. He shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop his dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Premise, character, conflict: this is Egri's ABC. His book is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of Dramatic Writing

The Art of Dramatic Writing

This is a new release of the original 1946 edition.

Author: Lajos Egri

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ISBN: 1258923041

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Page: 318

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This is a new release of the original 1946 edition.
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The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

He offers several seminal works on writing drama : Lajos Egri . The Art of Dramatic Writing : Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1960 . Robert McKee .

Author: Leonard Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805432647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Engagement Design

Engagement Design

Gamification: Designing for motivation. Interactions, 19(4), 14. https://doi. org/10.1145/2212877.2212883. Egri, L. (1946). Art of dramatic writing: Its basis in the creative interpretation of human motives. New York: Touchstone.

Author: Nelson Zagalo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030370855

Category: Computers

Page: 161

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Interactive media designers have been discussing modes to optimize interaction design beyond mere usability. With the arrival of Emotional Design followed by the success of the User Experience (UX) approaches, the discussion continued and augmented. Experience has become a complex buzzword, which is more about the subject’s experience than the product, and this is why it's difficult, or even impossible, to define it in a concise manner. We propose to move the discussion from Experience towards Engagement, to emphasize the design of the relationship between artefacts, contexts and users. Engagement asks for a more concrete type of experience, with specific needs, motives, skills and competences, which can be more clearly worked into the design of artefacts. Engagement also differs from other concepts e.g. fun, enjoyment, happiness or well-being and is open enough to grant freedom to designers in creating their personal world views. To push this new approach, we offer in this book a full model for the design of engagement in interactive media, still believing it can be applied beyond that. The model is arranged around what we call the three engagement streams: Progression, Expression and Relation.
Categories: Computers

To the Budding Creative Writer A Handbook

To the Budding Creative Writer  A Handbook

The Art of Dramatic Writing. Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives. New York and Singapore: Simon and Schuster, 1960. Eliot, T. S. “Tradition and the Individual Talent.” The Sacred Wood (1920), May 16, ...

Author: Roselyne M. Jua

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956558933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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"Reading this handbook, practising writers will gain in confidence as they rationalize their craft, while beginning writers will learn a great deal, from the useful tips, to write better. The book contains, among other things, a beautiful foreword. Two enlightening essays on the responsibility of writer in society and an excellent one on the teachability of creative writing conclude the text. A rare category in African literature, this important handbook will be useful not only to writers but to both students and teachers of African literature."---Shadrach A. Ambanasom, Associate Professor of Literature, University of Yaounde I (ENS Bambili), Cameroon "This is a significant contribution that will benefit young writers striving towards creativity, it will help them to begin understanding this sometimes elusive and equally challenging process. The authors have done a remarkable job appraising the works of select authors in different genres in an effort to buttress their goal of demystifying the creative process to young writers." Emmanuel Fru Doh, Century College, Minnesota, USA To the Budding Creative Writer: A Handbook is designed to help young writers come to grips with questions and problems relative to their creative efforts. `The authors discuss a range of topics, providing guidelines on such issues as style, technique, point of view, characterization, poetic diction, figurative language, denotation and connotation, etc. They equally offer useful critical comments on some of the works of accomplished African writers whom they cite as models for beginning writers, fusing literary creativity with literary criticism. All along the co-authors stress the centrality, in imaginative writing, of both the `what' and the `how' or matter and manner, and how to combine both to good effect.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

Chion, Michel. Écrire un scénario. Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma/INA, ¡985. Dibell, Ansen. Plot. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, ¡988. Egri, Lajos. The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives.

Author: Richard Raskin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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This work is the first of its kind to single out individual short fiction films for comprehensive presentation and close study. Two Men and a Wardrobe (Roman Polanski, Poland, 1958, 15 min.), Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1986, 6 min.), Sunday (John Lawlor, Ireland, 1988, 8 min.), Cat's Cradle (Liz Hughes, Australia, 1991, 12 min.), Eating Out (Pal Sletaune, Norway, 1993, 7 min.), Come (Marianne Olsen Ulrichsen, Norway, 1995, 4.5 min.), Wind (Marcell Ivanyi, Hungary, 1996, 6 min.), Possum (Brad McGann, New Zealand, 1997, 14 min.), and The War Is Over (Nina Mimica, Italy, 1997, 7 min.) are the nine short fiction films studied. The films represent a broad range of storytelling approaches and a number of very different film cultures. Each film has a chapter of its own, including a shot-by-shot reproduction of the film with a still from every shot. In most cases, an interview with the director and an original screenplay and storyboard is also included. The book also describes a new conceptual model, derived from the films studied in the work, which can be used both for analyzing the ways in which a short fiction film tells its story and as a set of guidelines for student filmmakers writing their own screenplays. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre

Theatre

Available in paperback , this book compiles essays and observations on playwriting by the major dramatists of the past century . Egri , Lajos . The Art of Dramatic Writing : Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives .

Author: Steven Archer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0939693615

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is intended for use in theatre appreciation and introduction to theatre courses. This new edition features updated statistics and references that keep the text current. The first chapter of the text introduces readers to the broad issues of artistic practice, while the second chapter inspects the specific area of live theatre. The remainder of chapters examine in detail the various functionaries of the theatre (audience, critics, playwrights, directors, actors, designers, historians, and dramaturgs). As in previous volumes, readers are encouraged to examine the complex interaction of all theatrical elements. Just as in music some instruments supply the basic structure and some embellish that structure, so in the theatre the elements of script, directing, acting, and design interact in shifting configurations to offer a new work of art at every performance. Examining these relationships will enrich the theatrical experience. A Collegiate Press book
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing for Young Adults

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing for Young Adults

Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives by Lajos Egri Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann LaMott Art of Creative Writing by ...

Author: Deborah Perlberg

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241882344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines