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The Blunt Playwright: An Introduction to Playwriting

The Blunt Playwright: An Introduction to Playwriting
Your Price: $24.95 CDN
Author: Clem Martini
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 202
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 0887548946
ISBN-13: 9780887548949

About the Book:

A highly readable book, The Blunt Playwright is currently used in colleges and universities across the country.

The Blunt Playwright by Clem Martini guides introductory students of playwriting through the intricacies of playwriting in a direct, informative, and entertaining fashion. It examines dramatic structure, discusses the creative process, explores the nature of character in dramatic work, provides a number of writing exercises that are useful for generating text, and cites local and international playwrights throughout.

What people say:

"There are no rules. There exists a large body of advice regarding the writing of plays… but in the end, there are no rules — and no policing body to enforce them, even if there were." — Clem Martini, from the introduction

About the Author:

Clem Martini is an award-winning Canadian playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He has over thirty plays, and ten books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, including A Three Martini Lunch, which was a nominee for the Governor General's Literary Award in Drama (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize). His texts on playwriting, The Blunt Playwright, The Greek Playwright, and The Ancient Comedians are employed in universities and colleges across the country. In addition to writing, he is the Chair of Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

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