Art of Writing Drama
By (author) Michelene Wandor
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Art of Writing Drama by Michelene Wandor
Book DescriptionThe 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, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413775863
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michelene Wandor
Natural Chemistry, Paperback (March 2013)
From fairy tales to the Bible, Jerusalem to Hollywood, Cromwell to the Suffragettes, cafes to graveyards, the reader is taken to iconic times and landmarks, to breathe in the herbs of history. This is a world where whipped cream is not innocent, just as William Morris wallpaper has significance.
Author is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else, Paperback (February 2008)
Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing in the UK, analysing its complex relationship with English and literary theory. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing pedagogy, arguing for new approaches. Indispensable for teachers, students and everyone concerned with the future of literature.
Post-war British Drama, Paperback (May 2001)
In this extensively revised and updated edition of Michelene Wandor's classic work Look Back in Gender, Wandor takes another provocative look at a selection of key British plays from the last fifty years.
Carry on Understudies, Paperback (June 1986)» View all books by Michelene Wandor
one hell of a seminal read ... Here is a book that grapples, with energy, ingenuity and terrific intellectual rigour, with a bewildering forest of issues around gender and politics ... illuminating, insightful, perceptive.' - Women's Review
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Author Biography - Michelene Wandor
Michelene Wandor is a playwright who in 1987 was the first woman playwright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre's main stages - 'The Wandering Jew'. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatisations, many nominated for awards. Her books on contemporary theatre include Postwar British Drama: Looking Back in Gender.
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