The playwright's guidebook

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The playwright's guidebook

Spencer, Stuart, 1957- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2001025336.

New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., 2002.

xiii, 374 pages ; 29 cm.

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An accessible, contemporary guide to the art of dramatic writing

During the ten years that Stuart Spencer has taught playwriting, he has struggled to find an effective playwriting handbook for his courses. Although most of the currently popular handbooks have good ideas in them, they all suffer from the same problems: they're poorly organized; are composed mostly of quirky, idiosyncratic advice on how specific playwrights have gone about writing their own work; and are full of abstract theorizing on the nature of art. As a result, they fail to offer any concrete information on how to construct a well-written play or any useful guidelines and exercises. Moreover, few of these books are actually written by working playwrights. Out of frustration, Spencer wrote his own book. The result, The Playwright's Guidebook , is a clear, concise, and engaging handbook. Spencer addresses the important principles of structure, includes insightful writing exercises that build upon one another, explores the creative process, and troubleshoots recurrent problems that playwrights actually face.

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ISBN:

978-0-571-19991-4 paperback alkaline paper

LC Call No:

PN1661 .S68 2002

Dewey Class No:

808.2 21

Author:

Spencer, Stuart, 1957- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2001025336.

Title:

The playwright's guidebook / Stuart Spencer.

Edition:

1st ed.

Physical:

xiii, 374 pages ; 29 cm.

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text txt rdacontent.

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia.

CarrierType:

volume nc rdacarrier.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject:

Playwriting.

Subject:

Drama--Technique.

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