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Building Your Play: Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright

Building Your Play: Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright

David Rush

ISBN: 9780809329595

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David Rush takes beginning playwrights through the first draft of a play and deep into the revision process. Drawing on examples from such classics as "Othello" and "The Glass Menagerie," Rush provides detailed models for writers to evaluate their work for weaknesses and focus on the in-depth development of their plays.

Rush encourages writers to make sure their plays are clear and focused. He shows how to keep plays dramatically compelling and offers ways to avoid common mistakes that make them dull, confusing, or ineffective. He then distills the essence of traditional revision into key questions and discusses frequently overlooked tools, terms, and strategies that go beyond established methods of evaluation.

David Rush

David Rush

David Rush has had productions of his plays at such theaters as Stage Left, Mark Taper Forum, Geva Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and others. His plays have won and/or placed in national contests and received a variety of awards, including Chicago Jeff's and a Los Angeles Drama-Logue. He has had workshops and readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Odyssey, Dayton Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare ... view full profile

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