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The Dramatist's Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright

The Dramatist's Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Jeffrey Sweet
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0435086294
ISBN-13: 9780435086299

About the Book:

In The Dramatist's Toolkit award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Sweet offers an intensive and practical guide to being a working playwright. In wide use in drama programs and professional schools, this informative guide by Jeffrey Sweet discusses such matters as:
• The building blocks of playwriting
• How characters relate to one another
• The differences and similarities between musicals and plays
• Screenwriting vs. playwriting
• and much more!

Jeffrey Sweet offers guidance for the beginning playwright and advice for the seasoned professional.

What people say:

"The passages that writers most admire in their own work are the ones in which they are most likely to have slipped into preaching or not-so-veiled self-congratulation." — Jeffrey Sweet, from The Dramatist's Toolkit

About the Author:

Jeffrey Sweet is an American writer, journalist, theatre historian, and teacher. He divides his time between New York and Chicago, where he has been constant presence since the beginning of that city's theatrical renaissance in the 1970s. His plays have been presented off-Broadway, internationally, and in a variety of regional and developmental theatres. A popular teacher and author of many newspaper and magazine articles, he currently teaches at Wagner College, and has taught or guest lectured at dozens of universities and professional schools.. He also wrote Something Wonderful Right Away, an oral history of Chicago's Second City company (a book which in turn inspired the creation of two other Chicago theaters) and two texts on playwriting, The Dramatist's Toolkit and Solving Your Script.

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