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Playwriting For Dummies

Author:
Angelo Parra
Published: August 2, 2011

Overview

The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage

Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing your project, and incorporating professional insights on writing, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know. But where can you turn for guidance?

Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage of the process hone their craft and create the most dramatic and effective pieces.

  • Guides you through every process of playwriting?from soliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadway musicals
  • Advice on moving your script to the public stage
  • Guidance on navigating loopholes

If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process, or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice to bring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has you covered.

The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage

Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing your project, and incorporating professional insights on writing, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know. But where can you turn for guidance?

Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage of the process

hone their craft and create the most dramatic and effective pieces.

  • Guides you through every process of playwriting?from soliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadway musicals
  • Advice on moving your script to the public stage
  • Guidance on navigating loopholes

If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process, or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice to bring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has you covered.

Playwriting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Playwriting is an exciting and accessible performing arts scriptwriting discipline. Anyone can write a play, round up some friends as actors, and gather an audience to present original theatre at its most fundamental level. But to write great plays that enthrall audiences, you may want to explore playwriting in more detail. To be a successful playwright, you need to know where ideas for plays come from, the lingo writers speak, how to create fully dimensional characters, how to write dialogue, where to start your play, how to develop your storyline and reach the story’s climax, and how to bring your play to a satisfying conclusion.

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