The Art of Dramatic Writing

The Art of Dramatic Writing

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.

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

In this work, 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.

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434495433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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In this work, 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of Dramatic Writing

The Art of Dramatic Writing

"For many years, Lajos Egri's highly opinionated but very enjoyable The Art of Dramatic Writing has been a well-guarded secret of playwrights, scriptwriters, and writers for television.

Author: Egri Lajos

Publisher: Merricat Publications

ISBN: 1434403874

Category: Creative writing

Page: 334

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"For many years, Lajos Egri's highly opinionated but very enjoyable The Art of Dramatic Writing has been a well-guarded secret of playwrights, scriptwriters, and writers for television. Unlike many other books on playwrighting (several of which Egri criticizes during the course of this one), the author's systematic breakdown of the essentials for creating successful realistic plays and screenplays effectively demystifies the process of creative writing." --John Longenbaugh
Categories: Creative writing

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

Study the craft, and study the great writers.” 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 ...

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

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

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. New York: Simon &
Schuster, ...

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. New
York: Simon ...

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
Categories: Performing Arts

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

The Reader ' s Encyclopedia Bibliographical references included in Notes : p143
- 237 Egri , Lajos The art of dramatic writing ; its basis in the creative
interpretation of human motives . With an introduction by Gilbert Miller . ( Newly
rev . ed ] ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036935727

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Library of Congress Catalog

Library of Congress Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211442855

Category: Catalogs, Subject

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.
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Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119968482

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Categories: Catalogs, Subject

Books for Junior College Libraries

Books for Junior College Libraries

Author: American Library Association

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: UOM:39015033642268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 986

Indexed entries geared to meeting the educational needs of a junior college in the fields of liberal arts and related studies
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

EGRI , Lajos 808 . 2 The art of dramatic writing ; its basis in the creative
interpretation of human motives . With an introd . by Gilbert Miller . Boston , Writer
, Inc . ( c . 1946 , 1960 ) 304p . " originally published . . . in 1942 as How to write a
play .

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ISBN: UOM:39015033559157

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Interactive Drama Art and Artificial Intelligence

Interactive Drama  Art and Artificial Intelligence

Dyer, M. 1983. In Depth Understanding: A Computer Model of Integrated
Processing for Narrative Comprehension. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Egri, L.
1946. The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of
Human Motives.

Author: Michael Mateas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019215331

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 273

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Categories: Artificial intelligence