A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing: Theater, Film, and Television (2nd Revised edition)
By: Janet Neipris (author)Paperback
A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing addresses all three genres of dramatic writing - for theatre, film and TV - in a comprehensive, one-semester, 14-week masterclass for the dramatic writer. Including new material alongside revised, extended selections from Janet Neipris' original and much loved book To Be A Playwright, this volume takes the writer week-by-week up to a first draft and rewrite of a dramatic work. Brand new chapters include: * Beginnings * Focus and Theme * Comedy * Writing for Television * To Be A Dramatic Writer Adding these to selections on Character, Dialogue, Fifty Questions, Endings, and Rewriting, Neipris has created a stunningly useful text which works across genres. If your goal is a completed script to be proud of, you can have no more authoritative, inspiring and careful guide than Janet Neipris.
Preface: The Moral Responsibility of the Artist Introduction: The Writer's Life * Week 1: Beginnings * Week 2: Creating Complex Characters * Week 3: Dialogue * Week 4: Escalating Conflicts * Week 5: Sixty Questions When Writing a Dramatic Piece * Week 6: Putting it all Together * Week 7: Endings * Week 8: Checkpoints * Week 9: Rewriting * Week 10: Adaptation * Week 11: Comedy * Week 12: The Fifteen Habits of Successful Dramatic Writers * Week 13: Lessons from Master Teachers and Students * Week 14: To Be a Writer
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2nd Revised edition
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