How Play Work ( Revised and Updated)

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In How Plays Work, distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning.

Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar's analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays plot, character-creation, genre and structure and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors' vision would be invisible.

How Plays Work is both a masterclass for playwrights and playmakers and a fascinating guide to the anatomy of drama. In this revised edition, Edgar brings the book right up to date with analyses of many recent plays, as well as explorations of emerging genres and new innovations in playwriting practice.

PublisherNick Hern Books
CategoryTechnical Book
TypeTechnical
AuthorDavid Edgar
ISBN9781839040313
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Sale Price$31.95 (excl. GST and postage)
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