The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights

Author: Trevor R. Griffiths

Publisher: Ivan R Dee


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

View: 489

Here is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available.


A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Author: Fraser Grace

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 448

Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage. PART 1 includes reflections on the art and the craft of playwriting, guidance on writing for a full range of genres and spaces and a brief history of playwriting itself. PART 2 contains inspiring advice and reflections from leading playwrights:April De Angelis, Bryony Lavery, David Greig, Christina Reid, Dennis Kelly, Frank McGuinness, Lynn Nottage, Howard Brenton, Roy Williams, Tanika Gupta, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, Steve Waters, E.V. Crowe, David Henry Hwang, Lin Coghlan, Zinnie Harris and Anne Washburn. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on planning and conducting research, working out plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue, navigating the industry and the rehearsal and production process.

A Warwickshire Testimony

Author: April De Angelis

Publisher: Faber & Faber


Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 898

The past: the 'big house', the servant class, the close-knit family ties of a bygone generation. Rural idyll or claustrophobic hellhole? Desperate to get away from her family and from a culture where everybody knows everything about everybody, Edie moves out but can she ever manage to move on? The present: big business and incomers, no shops and no locals, where nothing stays the same for five minutes and where the 'quaintness' of the cottages is all that's left of village life. For better or for worse? April de Angelis's funny and compassionate new play powerfully illustrates a rapidly changing way of life by focusing on the loves, traumas and disputes of one Midlands family throughout the twentieth century.

The full room

an A-Z of contemporary playwriting

Author: Dominic Dromgoole

Publisher: Methuen Drama


Category: Drama

Page: 299

View: 538

A key figure in new British drama, Dominic Dromgoole has witnessed the explosion of new writing that took place throughout the 90s.