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Author Davis, Rib, author.

Title Creating compelling characters for film, tv, theatre and radio / Rib Davis
Edition 2nd edition
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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Contents Introduction -- Character in the real world -- Roots of a character -- Birth marks -- Learning through experience -- The character now -- Character within script -- Character motivation and the plot -- Past and present -- Choice and the emotional journey -- The emotional journey, case study: crash -- Description and self-description -- Heroes and villains -- Secondary and minor characters -- The comic character -- Leaving your characters
Summary Strong characters - characters we love and hate, those we despair for at their low moments and egg on to their triumphs - are the foundation of any successful script. Written by award-winning writer Rib Davis and now fully updated for its second edition, Creating Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio is an authoritative practical guide to developing characters for professional and aspiring writers alike. As well as exploring character motivation, the interplay between character and plot, comic characters, heroes and villains, the new edition also includes a more in-depth look at character psychology, writing ensemble and multi-narrative dramas and the balance between character development and character revelation. The book also includes a wide range of contemporary examples from scripts ranging from films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Grand Budapest Hotel, award-winning plays such as Jerusalem and acclaimed TV shows such as Game of Thrones and True Detective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Drama -- Technique.
Motion picture authorship.
Radio plays -- Authorship
Television authorship.
Creative writing & creative writing guides.
Drama -- Technique.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
Motion picture authorship.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Screenwriting techniques.
Television authorship.
Writing skills.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016006952
ISBN 1474260209