Playwriting: A Practical Guide for Students of All Ages

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Acknowledgements

Many of the exercises in this book have been developed during projects or workshops I have been leading with other theatre-arts practitioners: writers, actors, directors, designers and composers. All of us who work in the field inspire and borrow from each other, and I would like to thank the following friends and colleagues who have contributed to the development of my work as a teacher and tutor.

Ola Animashawun, Shabina Aslam, John Binnie, Becky Chapman, Maya Chowdry, Phil Clark, Therese Collins, Simon Deacon, Luke Dixon, Elyse Dodgeson, Lawrence Evans, Rosy Fordham, Rosamunde Hutt, Michael Judge, Libby Mason, Tony McBride, Mike McCormack, Carl Miller, Brenda Moor, Stuart Mullins, Philip Osment, Kate Owen, Mary Robson, Shabnam Shabnazi, Haresh Sharma, Kully Thiarai, Philip Tyler, Manjinder Virk, Michelene Wandor.

Extracts from Final Cargo by Noël Greig are used courtesy of Nelson Thornes. Final Cargo © Nelson Thornes 2004, originally published by Thomas Nelson (Walton-on-Thames), 1994 and edited by Andy Kempe.

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Table of contents

  • Noël Greig iii
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xii
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • 1 - Getting Going and Warming Up 1
  • 2 - Theme 43
  • 3 - Issue 47
  • 4 - Building a Character 60
  • 5 - Finding the Story 86
  • 6 - Location 119
  • 7 - The Individual Voice 131
  • 8 - Second Draft 157
  • 9 - Performance Projects 193
  • Appendix A: 198
  • Appendix B: 200
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