What makes tragedy tragic? What makes comedy comic? What does Much Ado About Nothing have in common with When Harry Met Sally? Seneca with Desperate Housewives? Goldoni with Frasier? In Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen Andrew Tidmarsh explores these questions and more. Investigating how the relationship between form and content brings endless discoveries and illuminations about how narrative works, this entertaining and accessible book looks at how storytelling in film and theatre has evolved and how an appreciation of form can bring the writer, director or actor a solid foundation and a sense of security, which ultimately assists the creative process. Including genre-specific exercises in every chapter helping the reader to write and devise, Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen is for all those with an interest in story and can be used by writers, actors and directors alike – whether students or experienced professionals – to make the blank page appear less terrifying.
Your complete guide to writing for stage, screen or radio
Author: Ray Frensham
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter.
A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre is a succinct introduction to the skills required to write knowledgeably and critically about the theatre. Intended to illuminate the importance of theatre and performance in daily life, A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre engages students with dramatic material as they learn the practical elements of review, analysis, criticism, and research.
Every Writer's Essential Guide to Online Resources and Opportunities
Author: Gary Gach
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Most writers today are more familiar with printers and modems than with typewriter ribbons. Personal computers and the Internet are changing the way writers create and communicate. With twenty-four-hour information and instant memory, these modern conveniences are radically altering the face of the literary community. In writers.net, veteran Internet trainer and best-selling author Gary Gach gives writers of every medium valuable insight into using the Net in many aspects of their writing. From poetry and romance to technical writing and science fiction, Gach directs writers to appropriate forums, magazines, publishers, home pages, and many other resources that will help writers stay on top of developments in their field of specialty. Writers.net also covers the most common uses of the Internet for writers including finding writing assignments, conducting research, improving one?s writing, and carrying on discussions with other writers.For those new to the Internet, Gach provides an Internet Primer for Writers that includes basic terminology, a guided tour, and an essay that puts the Net in perspective for beginners. He also discusses the new worlds of electronic publishing, interactive and collaboratory writing, Net censorship, and cyberjournalism. "Getting information from the Internet can be like trying to get a glass of water off an open fire hydrant," warns Gach, but with writers.net, writers now have a handbook to help them control the unlimited resources that make up the Internet.About the Author Veteran Internet instructor and widely published writer Gary Gach is the author of the recent bestseller The Pocket Guide to the Internet.Join other readers of writers.net for an unmoderated online forum. E-mail [email protected] In the message body put "subscribe writersnet". Prepublished and published writers are equally welcome. Discussion topics will span the subjects covered in the book and beyond. This is a free service to the writing community. Visit the author's web site for //updates to the book The title of this book is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship of any particular web site. It should be noted, however, that Writers.Net is a trademark of Internet Concepts, an internet hosting and content provider. This book is not affiliated with, sponsored or licensed by Internet Concepts.
The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.
Focused Step-By-Step Lessons, Graphic Organizers, and Rubrics That Guide Students Through Each Stage of the Writing Process
Author: Heather Clayton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Guide students through each step of the writing process?from selecting topics to publishing polished pieces! Step-by-step lessons and reproducibles cover five genres: ?how-to” pieces, fictional and personal narratives, informational reports and essays, and persuasive writing. Teachers will also find graphic organizers, rubrics and checklists, examples of students' writing, extension activities, and helpful hints for managing writers' workshop. For use with Grades 4-8.
Transforming Real Lives Into Drama for Screen and Stage
Author: Tee O'Neill
Publisher: Endeavor Literary Press
Category: Performing Arts
Writing the Biodrama, by internationally acclaimed bio-dramatist Dr. Tee O'Neill, offers an artfully written and academically rich book designed to help screenwriters and playwrights grow in the craft of biodrama writing.
Take On Hollywood and Make It as a Television Writer. From mediabistro.com, the media industry’s most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That’s right—Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these pages, you’ll have the one thing they lack: an understanding of the business of television. This journey into Hollywood’s inner workings not only details how networks, studios, and production companies work together, it teaches you how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and—ultimately—how you can use this information to break into the industry. You’ll learn: • What really goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers’ room—and how to be a part of it • How today’s TV business model works—and how rapidly it’s changing • Who has the power to buy a show idea—and how to pitch your own • How new media formats are changing television—and how to use them to your advantage • Which jobs will kick-start your TV writing career—and how to get hired • And much more . . . Armed with this solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll be ready to plan your entry into the industry and begin your successful TV writing career.