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The Blunt Playwright

The Blunt Playwright

By Clem Martini
Subjects: Essays, Western Playwrights, Alberta, Non-Fiction / Essays, Theatre Studies, Playwriting
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548949, 220 pages, October 2006
: 9780369100191, 224 pages, August 2019
Expected to ship: 2019-09-03


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.