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Playwriting master class : the personality of process and the art of rewriting
Wright, Michael, 1945-
Publication Information:
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2000]

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xv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
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PN1661 .P63 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Nelson Handwriting is a widely used handwriting scheme in schools throughout the UK. It provides a clear, practical framework for implementing and developing a whole school handwriting policy. The books are sequenced for progression and contain three levels of differentiation designed for a wide range of abilities. Structured units introduce clear teaching points followed by plenty of opportunities for practice.

Author Notes

A playwright, educator, and author, Michael Wright is a National Advisor to Austin Script Works Theatre and a Resource Artist for WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab in St. Petersburg, Florida. Wright has also worked for the Kennedy Center and the World InterPlay Festival of Young Playwrights in Australia

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Library Journal Review

Many books on the market examine the process of playwriting, but dramatist Wright (Playwriting in Process) has done something unique by asking seven other playwrights to compose an original ten-minute play for this work. In addition, each playwright (Elizabeth Wong and David Crespy, among others) kept a journal of the playwriting process and turned it over to Wright along with all the play drafts. In each chapter, Wright explicates one playwright's offerings and then reproduces his or her final draft in its entirety. His careful editing and instructive commentary clearly connect the playwrights' processes with their product, making the variety of material in this volume impressive rather than overwhelming. In fact, Wright's deft handling of this variety helps him demonstrate the desired conclusion that playwrights can and should use any method of writing that works for them. This work will not only encourage struggling playwrights, as the author hopes, but will provide any writer with some valuable tools. Because it has a very specific aim, it will find its greatest audience in academic libraries that support playwriting programs.DCheryl J. Van Til, Kent Dist. Lib. Comstock Park, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Mead Hunter
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: An Overviewp. 1
Part I Dreamsp. 13
Chapter 1 Elizabeth Wong: Inside a Red Envelopep. 15
Chapter 2 David Crespy: Beshertp. 39
Part II Journeysp. 77
Chapter 3 Elena Carrillo: One Waspp. 79
Chapter 4 Gary Garrison: Cherry Redsp. 107
Chapter 5 Velina Hasu Houston: Mister Los Angelesp. 137
Part III Cut From Whole Clothp. 159
Chapter 6 Guillermo Reyes: Bitterp. 161
Chapter 7 Julie Jensen: Give Us This Dayp. 177
Afterwordp. 199
Contributorsp. 203