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The Dramatists Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright

The Dramatists Toolkit: The Craft of the Working Playwright

Jeffrey Sweet

ISBN: 9780435086299

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"In The Dramatist's Toolkit," playwright and "Backstage "columnist Jeff Sweet offers an intensive and practical guide to being a working playwright. In this informative guide, Sweet discusses such matters as:

  • The building blocks of playwriting
  • How characters relate to one another
  • The differences and similarities between musicals and plays
  • Screenwriting vs. playwriting
  • and much more

Jeff Sweet offers guidance for the beginning playwright and advice for the seasoned professional.


Jeffrey Sweet

Jeffrey Sweet. Though produced on stages around the world, Jeffrey Sweet is most closely associated with Chicago theater. He has premiered plays at the Victory Gardens Theatre since the late seventies and is a member of its Playwrights Ensemble. Among his plays are Flyovers (Joseph Jefferson Award, best script), The Action Against Sol Schumann and American Enterprise (both American Theatre Critics ... view full profile

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