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The Blunt Playwright - An Introduction to Playwriting

The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

By Clem Martini
Subjects: Non-Fiction / Essays, Theatre Studies, Playwriting
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548949, 220 pages, October 2006

Excerpt

"There are no rules. There exists a large body of advice regarding the writing of plays… but in the end, there are no rules—and no policing body to enforce them, even if there were." —from the introduction by Clem Martini

Description

Examines dramatic structure, discusses the creative process, explores the nature of character in dramatic work, provides a number of writing exercises that are useful for generating text, and cites international playwrights throughout.