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The Art of Writing Drama: Theory and Practice

The Art of Writing Drama: Theory and Practice
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 188
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0413775860
ISBN-13: 9780413775863

About the Book:

The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media — radio, television and film.

Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided.

Throughout the text, Michelene Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.

About the Author:

Michelene Wandor is a playwright, poet, short story writer, critic and musician. She has taught creative writing in prose fiction, poetry and drama for the past three decades, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow from 2004-2008. In 1987, she was the first woman playwright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre's main stages. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatizations, many nominated for awards.