A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

Author: Janet Neipris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317421124
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing addresses all three genres of dramatic writing - for theatre, film and TV - in a comprehensive, one-semester, 14-week masterclass for the dramatic writer. Including new material alongside revised, extended selections from Janet Neipris' original and much loved book To Be A Playwright, this volume takes the writer week-by-week up to a first draft and rewrite of a dramatic work. Brand new chapters include: Beginnings Focus and Theme Comedy Writing for Television To Be A Dramatic Writer Adding these to selections on Character, Dialogue, Fifty Questions, Endings, and Rewriting, Neipris has created a stunningly useful text which works across genres. If your goal is a completed script to be proud of, you can have no more authoritative, inspiring and careful guide than Janet Neipris.

A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

Author: Janet Neipris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138918528
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing addresses all three genres of dramatic writing - for theatre, film and TV - in a comprehensive, one-semester, 14-week masterclass for the dramatic writer. Including new material alongside revised, extended selections from Janet Neipris' original and much loved book To Be A Playwright, this volume takes the writer week-by-week up to a first draft and rewrite of a dramatic work. Brand new chapters include: Beginnings Focus and Theme Comedy Writing for Television To Be A Dramatic Writer Adding these to selections on Character, Dialogue, Fifty Questions, Endings, and Rewriting, Neipris has created a stunningly useful text which works across genres. If your goal is a completed script to be proud of, you can have no more authoritative, inspiring and careful guide than Janet Neipris.

Dramatic Writing Masterclasses

Author: Jennifer Tuckett
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783193255
Format: PDF
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Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters brings together the advice of the professionals who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK. Including Ola Animashawun, founder of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years and creator of Masterclasses which have led the way in Playwriting training in the UK Caroline Jester, who has been Dramaturg at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, co-author of the book Playwriting Across the Curriculum and has pioneered collaborative and digital playwriting programmes worldwide Fin Kennedy, winner of the first Fringe First award ever awarded to a schools production and co-Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company Kate Ro wland, founder of BBC Writersroom Philip Shelley, instigator of the Channel 4 screenwriting course Nina Steiger, Associate Director at the Soho Theatre Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader for Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins’ new MA Dramatic Writing Course Steve Winter, Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation and co-creator of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and TS Eliot US/UK Exchange John Yo rke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy and former Head of Channel 4 Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production Suitable for writers, students, teachers, the industry and anyone with an interest in dramatic writing, the book offers key advice on writing for theatre, film, television, radio and digital media.

Dramatic Writing Masterclasses

Author: Jennifer Tuckett
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783193255
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters brings together the advice of the professionals who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK. Including Ola Animashawun, founder of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years and creator of Masterclasses which have led the way in Playwriting training in the UK Caroline Jester, who has been Dramaturg at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, co-author of the book Playwriting Across the Curriculum and has pioneered collaborative and digital playwriting programmes worldwide Fin Kennedy, winner of the first Fringe First award ever awarded to a schools production and co-Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company Kate Ro wland, founder of BBC Writersroom Philip Shelley, instigator of the Channel 4 screenwriting course Nina Steiger, Associate Director at the Soho Theatre Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader for Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins’ new MA Dramatic Writing Course Steve Winter, Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation and co-creator of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and TS Eliot US/UK Exchange John Yo rke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy and former Head of Channel 4 Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production Suitable for writers, students, teachers, the industry and anyone with an interest in dramatic writing, the book offers key advice on writing for theatre, film, television, radio and digital media.

Your Creative Writing Masterclass

Author: Jurgen Wolff
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1473645301
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you dream of being a writer, why not learn from the best? In Your Creative Writing Masterclass you'll find ideas, techniques and encouragement from the most admired and respected contemporary and classic authors, including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Anton Chekhov. Jurgen Wolff, bestselling author of Your Writing Coach, helps you translate these insights into action to master your craft and write what only you can write. From Robert Louis Stevenson to Mary Shelley, Alice Munro to Stephen King, Your Creative Writing Masterclass guide you through: finding your style, constructing powerful plots, generating story ideas, overcoming writer's block, creating vivid characters and crafting your ideal writer's life. Brimming with support and suggested activities to develop your writing skills, the book also features unique bonus advice, exercises, resources and sharing capabilities via the website www.YourCreativeWritingMasterclass.com.

How to Build a Great Screenplay

Author: David Howard
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429994781
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. He offers in-depth considerations of: * characterization * story arc * plotting and subplotting * dealing with coincidence in story plotting * classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure * tone, style, and atmosphere * the use of time on screen * the creation of drama and tension * crucial moments in storytelling Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter.

Playwriting Master Class

Author: Michael Wright
Publisher: Focus Publishing (AU)
ISBN: 9781585103423
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Addresses the process of playwriting for the active playwright. Eight playwrights and their approaches to writing and revision are covered, and each case is followed by a series of activities that writers can employ in their own processes.

Three Uses of the Knife

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804151083
Format: PDF, Docs
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The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion . . . is to inspire cleansing awe. What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet, one of our greatest living playwrights, tackles these questions with bracing directness and aphoristic authority. He believes that the tendency to dramatize is essential to human nature, that we create drama out of everything from today’s weather to next year’s elections. But the highest expression of this drive remains the theater. With a cultural range that encompasses Shakespeare, Bretcht, and Ibsen, Death of a Salesman and Bad Day at Black Rock, Mamet shows us how to distinguish true drama from its false variants. He considers the impossibly difficult progression between one act and the next and the mysterious function of the soliloquy. The result, in Three Uses of the Knife, is an electrifying treatise on the playwright’s art that is also a strikingly original work of moral and aesthetic philosophy.

Master Class

Author: Paul West
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The novelist and author re-creates his last writing seminar in which fifteen students reflect on the art of writing great fiction as they discuss one another's work and share their insights into the creative writing process.