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In this seminal guide to playmaking, renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn shares his tricks of the trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, this book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for those with more experience. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and a heady air of sophistication, "The Crafty Art of Playwmaking" is a must-have for aspiring playwrights, students of drama, and anyone who has ever laughed their way through one of Ayckbourn's plays.
Alan Ayckbourn on Growing As a Dramatist
Alan Ayckbourn on Comparisons
Alan Ayckbourn on How to Approach His Plays
Alan Ayckbourn on Getting Started
Alan Ayckbourn on the Difference Between Then and Now
Alan Ayckbourn on Ideas
Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play
Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. Major successes include: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves ... view full profile
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