Playwriting: From Formula to Form

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Structure is how a play logically fits together and can be archived through formula or form. To understand the complexities of structuring with form, the beginning playwright must first learn the fundamentals of formula. Covering everything in the playwriting process from the initial concept through production, PLAYWRITING: FROM FORMULA TO FORM presents a workable method for anyone interested in the craft. Exercises and techniques are presented to help students master the fundamental principles of good playwriting, giving them the freedom to be creative. Chapters on film and television writing as well as how to market a finished script and to select an agent, provide "real world" information on surviving as a writer in today's market.

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Introduction. Preface. 1. Idea. 2. Formula Writing. 3. Character. 4. Form Writing. 5. Dialogue. 6. Scenario, Writing & Rewriting. 7. Creativity. 8. Format. 9. Readings, Contests & Submissions. 10. Student-Written Plays. 11. Production & Agents. 12. Screenplays & Teleplays. Conclusion: Becoming a Playwright. Appendix A Glossary of Terms. Appendix B Books Every Playwright Should Own. Appendix C Further Reading. Appendix D Graduate Playwriting Programs. Appendix E Templates. Appendix F Computer Software. Appendix G Web Sites for Playwrights and Screenwriters.

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"I recommend this book in all my seminars -- it's filled to the brim with extremely useful information that all playwrights should know and learn from." DANA SINGER (Author of STAGE WRITERS HANDBOOK)

"The best playwriting book in the world!" LEW HUNTER (Head of Screenwriting @ UCLA)

"Absolutely smashing -- an invaluable aid to students, teachers, pros alike." LINDA EISENSTEIN (playwright, author of PRACTICAL PLAYWRITING)

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