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Solving Your Script: Tools and Techniques for the Playwright

Solving Your Script: Tools and Techniques for the Playwright
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Last Copy!
Author: Jeffrey Sweet
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 240
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0325000530
ISBN-13: 9780325000534

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

In wide use in drama programs and professional schools, Solving Your Script is a practical book to help you develop playwriting skills, especially at the scene level. In down-to-earth chapters, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Sweet introduces tools enabling writers to:

• write exposition using the future tense
• make characters vivid even before they appear
• find the idiosyncrasies in a character that will generate story
• and much more!

Each chapter includes a discussion of a particular technique, followed by an assignment from Jeffrey Sweet's workshop and scenes written by his colleagues and students. There are also detailed discussions of what works in the scenes, what is problematic, and why.

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.