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Author Hatcher, Jeffrey, 1957-

Title The art & craft of playwriting / Jeffrey Hatcher
Edition First edition
Published Cincinnati, Ohio : Story Press, [1996]
Cincinnati, OH : Story Press, 1996


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Description 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Drama and theater -- The six elements of Aristotle -- Space, time and causality -- Getting the great idea and turning it into a play -- Structure -- Great beginnings -- Great middles -- Great endings -- Dialogue -- Hedda Gabler: a script analysis -- Three interviews: Lee Blessing, Marsha Norman and José Rivera
Summary "With his hands-on experience, shrewd advice and absolute passion for the theater, Jeffrey Hatcher is the perfect tutor for aspiring playwrights. He keeps his instruction lively and clear by using many examples from a variety of plays - from Hamlet to Amadeus." "Hatcher not only gives you a good sense of the "big ideas," he also fills you in on all the particulars ... how to work intermissions into a play, when to use music, how to furnish your stage space." "Complete, practical and inspirational, this guide takes you behind the scenes and deep into the real world of playwriting."--Jacket
Notes Includes index
Subject Authorship.
Drama -- Technique.
Genre/Form Drama.
LC no. 95052373
ISBN 1884910068
Other Titles Art and craft of playwriting