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  • Paperback
  • 216
  • The Art Craft of Playwriting
  • Jeffrey Hatcher
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 9781884910463

10 thoughts on “The Art Craft of Playwriting

  1. says:

    The suggestions and observations in this book are spot on I reread the book every few years taking something different away depending on where I am in my development as a writer Very usefulBut oh my stars the Love Letter to Manness this is It's not so much that Hatcher dislikes women so much as that he rarely seems to t

  2. says:

    This is a very good overview of playwriting with examples drawn from a select but wide ranging in style and focus group of well known and respected plays including a script analysis of Hedda Gabler Directed at an audience who are not beginners it has an academic feel that never talks down to the reader The examples from the author's own playwriting experiences were interesting and illustrated rather than embarrassing

  3. says:

    A good book for what it is A beginning playwright could get a lot out of this book

  4. says:

    Only if you’re serious to do the playwriting read this It’s not how to write a good play it shows why some writings are good plays What ualifications are in there

  5. says:

    Jeffrey Hatcher does dispense come knowledge here on what make Aristotelian style plays work And yes should you be interested on being picked up and performed fast you could learn a basic insight into how a play is conceived HOWEVER this book does not dispense information that could not be gained from reading a large amount of plays and se

  6. says:

    I was only halfway through this book before I needed to return it to the library I've made several notes and decided that I should probably own this It has given me a fair deal of insight into the writing process that I hope I will be able to

  7. says:

    Is there a special place in hell reserved for people who rip pages from a library book? I hope so because some hell bound idiot left this book a few pages lighter those pages being the exercises on coming up with drama worth ideas I might have to follow the excellent advice in this book to stage a play in which a

  8. says:

    I found this book was not as practical as I hoped it would be If you have read a book about playwriting you have covered what will be

  9. says:

    I read this because surprise I'm thinking of writing a play Not the liveliest writing I've ever read but excellent information and background on playwriting and structure The author goes over the history of plays how they h

  10. says:

    Has useful tips that I might actually utilize at some point when I'm writing

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The Art Craft of Playwriting

Playwrights Lee Blessing Marsha Norman and Jose Rivera you'll find a wealth of practical advice tricks of the trade and insight that will help you in your own creative efforts. I found this book was not as practical as I hoped it would be If you have read a book about playwriting you have covered what will be said in this book This wouldn t be such a problem but the way the writer discuss subject matter is rather unbecoming They speak as if there is only one way to write a play and that one way is extremely straightforward If you want a book on the basics of storytelling and how to write a very by the books play this could help you but that is all Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you'll find a wealth of practical advice tricks of the trade and insight that will help The Geography of Witchcraft you in Hold On To Me your own creative efforts. I found this book was not as practical as I hoped it would be If Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you have read a book about playwriting Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you have covered what will be said in this book This wouldn t be such a problem but the way the writer discuss subject matter is rather unbecoming They speak as if there is only one way to write a play and that one way is extremely straightforward If Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you want a book on the basics of storytelling and how to write a very by the books play this could help If Wishes Were...Daddies you but that is all

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Ter from one side of the stage to the other From crafting an intriguing beginning to delivering a satisfying endingIn Hatcher's one on one discussions with acclaimed American. Jeffrey Hatcher does dispense come knowledge here on what make Aristotelian style plays work And yes should you be interested on being picked up and performed fast you could learn a basic insight into how a play is conceived HOWEVER this book does not dispense information that could not be gained from reading a large amount of plays and seeing work Not to mention some of the info is not accurate when he brings up The Changeling by Middleton and Rowley he says that Tomazo and Beatrice are in love Alsemero and Beatrice are in love She is betrothed to Alonzo Di Piracuo by her father She hires Deflores to kill Alonzo Tomazo does not enter the story till the 4th act and then he is looking for his brother In many ways because these accidents made it through editing I uestion how many other unresearched ideas are here I have read most of the plays Hatcher refers too and he is often way off in understanding the

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Jeffrey Hatcher knows the nuts and bolts of writing for the theater Here he shares his views on it all from building tension and plotting a scene right down to moving a charac. This is a very good overview of playwriting with examples drawn from a select but wide ranging in style and focus group of well known and respected plays including a script analysis of Hedda Gabler Directed at an audience who are not beginners it has an academic feel that never talks down to the reader The examples from the author s own playwriting experiences were interesting and illustrated rather than embarrassing like I ve found them in other writing texts