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Playwriting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-12097-2
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384 pages
June 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Catching the Playwriting Bug.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Art and Craft of Playwriting.

Chapter 2: Living the Life of a Playwright.

Chapter 3: What Makes a Play.

Chapter 4: Starting with an Idea.

Chapter 5: Finding Your Play's Theme.

Part II: Creating a Blueprint for Your Play.

Chapter 6: Putting Your Story in Focus.

Chapter 7: Creating Full and Rich Characters.

Chapter 8: Dialogue: The Most Important Tool in Your Toolbox.

Chapter 9: Practical Considerations: Staging, Cast, and Audience.

Part III: The Nuts and Bolts of Putting Your Story Together.

Chapter 10: The Beginning: Finding a Starting Point for Your Play.

Chapter 11: The Middle: Developing Your Story Line.

Chapter 12: The Climax: Bringing the Confl ict to a Head.

Chapter 13: The Resolution: Wrapping It All Up.

Chapter 14: Giving the Musical Special Consideration.

Part IV: The Show Must Go On.

Chapter 15: Getting Your Play Read and Making Revisions.

Chapter 16: Rehearsals and Premieres: Nail Biting 101.

Chapter 17: Promoting Your Play and Getting a Production.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Things Every Playwright Should Know.

Chapter 19: Ten Hallmarks of a Great Play.

Chapter 20: Ten Playwrights You Should Know and Emulate.

Appendix: Formatting a Script.

Index.

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