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The Blunt Playwright - An Introduction to Playwriting

The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

By Clem Martini
Subjects: Western Playwrights, Alberta, Theatre Studies, Playwriting, Nonfiction / Essays
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369100191, 304 pages, September 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369100214, September 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369100207, September 2019


The Blunt Playwright won’t tell you everything there is to know about playwriting. It won’t even try. What it will do is examine process, structure, dialogue, and character; provide classic and contemporary scenes to study; outline clever exercises to strengthen writing skills; and so much more. Highly regarded and used in schools everywhere, this updated edition cements its place as one of the best resources for playwrights.

From organizing the structure of a script to developing characters’ voices, from employing visual effects on stage to writing comedy, or from self-promotion to getting produced and published, this guide has something for everyone, no matter the stage of their career.