Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

Masterclass in Dramatic Writing : Theater, Film, and Television

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A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing is an essential tool for professional teachers in academic programs training successful Playwrights, Screenwriters, and TV writers, as well as anyone who wants to write a completed dramatic script. You can become a successful dramatic writer within a group or by yourself. This focused and engaging book is organized as a one-semester course. The chapters guide the writer week-by-week and step-by-step resulting in the completion of a first draft and a rewrite of an original script. The fourteen chapters are each accompanied by Weekly Exercises and progressive Assignments. In this expanded and updated edition, Neipris integrates her widely used To Be A Playwright, into a master class for playwrights, screenwriters and TV writers. New Chapters include: THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WRITER ONE WRITER'S LIFE BEGINNINGS- WHERE IDEAS ORIGINATE COMEDY CHECKPOINTS ADAPTATION -FILM, THEATER, AND TELEVISION PUTTING IT TOGETHER -- CONSTRUCTING A FULL LENGTH SCRIPT LESSONS FROM MASTER TEACHERS AND STUDENTS Janet's legacy as an educator, mentor, and artists is legendary. This book is a gift to the profession and the art. Brandon Jacobs-Jenkinsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12.7mm | 362g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138918520
  • 9781138918528

Table of contents

Preface: The Moral Responsibility of the Artist Introduction: The Writer's Life * Week 1: Beginnings * Week 2: Creating Complex Characters * Week 3: Dialogue * Week 4: Escalating Conflicts * Week 5: Sixty Questions When Writing a Dramatic Piece * Week 6: Putting it all Together * Week 7: Endings * Week 8: Checkpoints * Week 9: Rewriting * Week 10: Adaptation * Week 11: Comedy * Week 12: The Fifteen Habits of Successful Dramatic Writers * Week 13: Lessons from Master Teachers and Students * Week 14: To Be a Writershow more