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Description - Art of Writing Drama by Michelene Wandor

The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook forwherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as afoundational book for any student taking courses in performance media -radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey ofthe current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textualanalysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined asare the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In thesecond section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practicalexercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience asboth playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide thatis both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for thetheatre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413775863
ISBN-10: 0413775860
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michelene Wandor

Michelene Wandor is a playwright who in 1987 was the first womanplaywright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre's main stages- 'The Wandering Jew'. Her prolific radio drama includes original radioplays and dramatisations, many nominated for awards. Her books oncontemporary theatre include Postwar British Drama: Looking Back in Gender.

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