The Crafty Art of Playmaking

The Crafty Art of Playmaking

In The Crafty Art of Playmaking, this seminal guide from renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn shares his tricks of the trade.

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250083081

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Art Of Writing Drama

The Art Of Writing Drama

Archer, William, Play-making: a manual of craftsmanship (Chapman & Hall, 1912)
Arden, John, To Present the Pretence ... Alan, The Crafty Art of Playmaking (
Faber, 2002) Baker, George Pierce, Dramatic Technique (Da Capo, 1976) Barker
, ...

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408141328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Playwriting

Teaching Playwriting

Playmaking: A Manual of Craftmanship. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
Aristotle. (1996). Poetics (Trans. M. Heath). London: Penguin Classics.
Ayckbourn, A. (2002). The Crafty Art of Playmaking. London: Faber and Faber.
Baker, G. P. ...

Author: Paul Gardiner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474288033

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Playwriting is a skill under-explored in the classroom, despite the strong evidence that it's an engaging and rewarding activity for young people. Teaching Playwriting addresses this gap and 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 book explores the lessons from creativity theory that will provide the teacher with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower students' writing and creativity. It also includes extensive practical activities and writing exercises to develop students' playwriting proficiency and creative capacity. Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables 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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A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

Ayckbourn, Alan, The Crafty Art of Playmaking, Palgrave Macmillian, 2003 Daniel
, John, Dramaturgy: A User's Guide, Central School of Speech & Drama, 1999
Davis, Rib, Writing Dialogue for Scripts: Effective Dialogue for Film, TV, Radio
and ...

Author: Gill Foreman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408142202

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Live theatre is an exciting, challenging profession - but how is professional theatre actually made? What are the roles and what does each person do? Which pathways lead into the profession? What skills are necessary to each role and how does the job differ according to the size of theatre or company? Written by the Acting Head of the Young People's Programme at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and former Director of Education at the Bristol Old Vic, this is a book for new entrants in the theatre industry needing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how theatre is made. It covers each role including director, designer, sound and lighting, front of house, playwright and many more. Each chapter looks in detail at what each role entails, the main people who it involves working alongside and the skills required. Interviews with a number of key practitioners for each role provide authoritative and clear advice and insight for the reader. The book features interviews with all of the following and many more besides: Nick Hytner (National Theatre), Simon Reade (Bristol Old Vic), Mike Shepperd (founder and performer, Kneehigh), Emma Rice (Artistic Director, Kneehigh), Rachel Kavanaugh (Birmingham Rep), Tim Crouch (Writer/Director/Performer), Anne Tipton (Director), Stephen Jeffries (Playwright), David Edgar (Playwright) and Jack Bradley (Literary Manager).
Categories: Performing Arts

The One Act Play Companion

The One Act Play Companion

For the writing of plays, you should read and re-read The Crafty Art of Playmaking
by Alan Ayckbourn. Stuart Griffiths has also written a very useful little book called
How Plays Are Made. • Learn to write by writing. If you write a play and it does ...

Author: Colin Dolley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474213899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers with plenty of material to offer, yet sourcing one-act plays to perform is notoriously hard. This companion is the first book to survey the work of over 250 playwrights in an illuminating A-Z guide. Multiple styles, nationalities and periods are covered, offering a treasure trove of compelling moments of theatre waiting to be discovered. Guidance on performing and staging one-act plays is also covered as well as essential contact information and where to apply for performance rights. A chapter introducing the history of the one-act play rounds off the title as a definitive guide.
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Stephen Joseph Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur

Stephen Joseph  Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur

(2002), The Crafty Art of Playmaking (London: Faber). — (2012), Foreword to this
book. Baker, W. (2008), The Harold Pinter Society Newsletter, October 30 2008 at
http:// www.pintersociety.org/publications/publications-about-harold-pinter/.

Author: Paul Elsam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472515506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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A 1967 obituary in The Times labelled Stephen Joseph 'the most successful missionary to work in the English theatre since the second world war'. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. This monograph investigates his forgotten legacy. This monograph draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley, to demonstrate how the impact on theatre in Britain of manager, director and 'missionary' Stephen Joseph has been far greater than is currently acknowledged within traditional theatre history narratives. The text provides a detailed assessment of Joseph's work and ideas during his lifetime, and summarises his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. Throughout the book Paul Elsam identifies Joseph's work and ideas, and illustrates and analyses how others have responded to them. Key incidents and events during Joseph's career are interrogated, and case studies that highlight Joseph's influence and working methods are provided.
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The Theatre of Brian Friel

The Theatre of Brian Friel

Alan Ayckbourn, The Crafty Art of Playmaking, London: Faber, 2002, pp.4, 80.
See, for example, John Orr, Tragicomedy and Contemporary Culture: Play and
Performance from Beckett to Shepard, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991.

Author: Christopher Murray

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408154502

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Brian Friel is Ireland's foremost living playwright, whose work spans fifty years and has won numerous awards, including three Tonys and a Lifetime Achievement Arts Award. Author of twenty-five plays, and whose work is studied at GCSE and A level (UK), and the Leaving Certificate (Ire), besides at undergraduate level, he is regarded as a classic in contemporary drama studies. Christopher Murray offers the definitive guide to Friel's work; both a detailed study of individual plays and an exploration of Friel's dual commitment to tradition and modernity across his oeuvre. Beginning with Friel's 1964 work Philadelphia, Here I Come! it follows a broadly chronological route through the principle plays, including Aristocrats, Faith Healer, Translations, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney and The Home Place. Along the way it considers themes of exile, politics, fathers and sons, belief and ritual, history, memory, gender inequality, and loss, all set against the dialectic of tradition and modernity.
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American Theatre

American Theatre

THE CRAFTY ART OF vibrant , lively , theatrical world were ALAN PLAYMAKING
BY EDUARDO MACHADO as mundane and formulaic as accountAYCKBOURN
By Alan Ayckbourn , ing . He disregards spontaneity , ignores book ? This alone ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015003074607

Category: Periodicals

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Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review

.Laurence Goldstein 724 Aridjis , Homero , Eyes to See Otherwise / Ojos de Otro
Mirar : Selected Poems .... ..Ilan Stavans 426 Ayckbourn , Alan , The Crafty Art of
Playmaking .......... Myles Weber 738 Aycoberry , Pierre , The Social History of the
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ISBN: UCAL:B5290441

Category: Literature

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Speaking English

Speaking English

Communication Skills - Stepladders to success for the professional Richard Ellis
The Crafty Art of Playmaking Alan Ayckbourn Intellect Books £19 . 95 ISBN 1 -
84150 - 022 - 4 Faber & Faber £14 . 99 ISBN 0 - 571 - 21509 - 2 The title
disguises ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121754761

Category: English language

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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Alar kbourn THE CRAFTY ART OF PLAYMAKING The SHACKLETOV VOYAGES
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SAL CRIME FILMS THOMAS LEITCH Cape Libr . , Mar Apr 2003 Sprito Allen M.

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ISBN: UCBK:C088423291

Category: Libraries

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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The Pinter Review

The Pinter Review

Theatre Archive Project : The British Library , U of Sheffield and AHRC ( Arts &
Humanities Research Council ( UK ) ] . ... 2008 < http : / / www . independent . co .
uk / arts - entertainment / books / reviews / the - crafty - art - of - playmaking - by ...

Author: Francis Gillen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879852209

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Page: 347

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Naked Playwriting

Naked Playwriting

The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare William Missouri Downs, Robin U.
Russin. Bibliography William Archer , Play ... Alan Ayckbourn , The Crafty Art of
Playmaking ; Faber and Faber , London , 2002 . George Pierce Baker , Dramatic
 ...

Author: William Missouri Downs

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003148583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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This is a complete playwriting course -- from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. The book also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theatre companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, "Naked Playwriting" includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.
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International Who s who of Authors and Writers

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

... published ; non - fiction : Conversations with Ayckbourn ( with I . Watson ) 1981
, The Crafty Art of Playmaking 2002 . ... Sunday Times Literary Award for
Excellence 2001 , Yorkshire Arts and Entertainment Personality , Yorkshire
Awards ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015003128098

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Directing and Authorship in Western Drama

Directing and Authorship in Western Drama

... and among recent books on directing playwright - director Alan Ayckbourn
offers practical advice in The Crafty Art of Playmaking and Frank Hauser and
Russell Reich ' s Notes on Directing is a witty and thankfully brief primer on
directing ...

Author: Anna Migliarisi

Publisher: New York ; Ottawa : Legas

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123149903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Ayckbourn himself conducts several of the seminars . Indeed , this penchant for
pedagogy , combined with numerous requests that he write about his work , has
resulted in The Crafty Art of Playmaking , a delightfully humorous and eminently ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435070370242

Category: Drama

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Categories: Drama

Drama Review

Drama Review

HE CHATTY ARYOF NAY- , BEAM PAGEANT Stajpnjt Mascu)inttKs THE
CRAFTY ART OF PLAYMAKING Alan Ayckbourn For ... Drawing on performance
history, textual history and the visual arts, Imagining Shakespeare offers a
culturally rich ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112932699

Category: Theater

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A Creative Writing Handbook

A Creative Writing Handbook

Further reading Ayckbourn , Alan ( 2002 ) The Crafty Art of Playmaking , London :
Faber and Faber . This is a concise testimony from the perspective of a seasoned
practitioner , a playwright and director . It gives insight into the practical ...

Author: Bill Greenwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015079340694

Category: Creative writing

Page: 415

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Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, this book will both inspire and assist anyone interested in creative writing. The book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into as desired.
Categories: Creative writing

Teach Yourself Screenwriting

Teach Yourself Screenwriting

Alan Ayckbourn , The Crafty Art of Playmaking ( Faber ) . Wisdom for all writers .
Peter Biskind , Easy Riders , Raging Bulls ( Bloomsbury ) . Fascinating insights
into Hollywood filmmaking in the 1970s . Jon Boorstin , Making Movies Work ...

Author: Ray Frensham

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ISBN: GENT:900071419665

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Library Journal

Library Journal

THE CRAFTY ART OF PLAYMAKING Alan Ayckbourn May 2003 / 186 pp . 1-
4039-6229-4 / $ 22.95 d . HAYEK'S JOURNEY The Mind of Friedrich Hayek Alan
Ebenstein July 2003 / 288 pp . 1-4039-6038-0 / $ 27.95 cl . TOURIST THIRD
CABIN ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964944

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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