Building Your Play : Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright, Paperback / softback Book

Building Your Play : Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright Paperback / softback


David Rush takes beginning playwrights through the first draft of a play and deep into the revision process.

Drawing on examples from such classics as Othello and The Glass Menagerie, Rush provides detailed models for writers to evaluate their work for weaknesses and focus on the in-depth development of their plays. Rush encourages writers to make sure their plays are clear and focused.

He shows how to keep plays dramatically compelling and offers ways to avoid common mistakes that make them dull, confusing, or ineffective.

He then distills the essence of traditional revision into key questions and discusses frequently overlooked tools, terms, and strategies that go beyond established methods of evaluation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780809329595


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