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Description - Naked Playwriting by William Missouri Downs

This is a complete playwriting course -- from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. The book also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theatre companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, "Naked Playwriting" includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781879505766
ISBN-10: 1879505762
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 341
Imprint: Silman-James Press,U.S.
Publisher: Silman-James Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Missouri Downs

William Missouri Downs is an award-winning playwright who has written for film and several NBC sitcoms. His plays have been produced throughout the world and published by Samuel French and Playscripts. He is co-author of The Art of Theatre and Naked Playwriting. Downs holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. Robin U. Russin is a Professor of Screenwriting at the University of California, Riverside, where he serves as director of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. He has written, produced and directed film, TV, theater and transmedia projects. Russin is coauthor of Naked Playwriting. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Rhode Island School of Design, and UCLA, where he earned an MFA in screenwriting.

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