Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend seamlessly to deliver a practical hands-on guide to playwriting, this book illuminates the elusive challenges confronting creators of dynamic expression and offers a roadmap to craft of playwrighting.
1. The Twelve Habits of Successful Playwrights
2. A Room of Your Own
3. Fifty Questions to Ask When Writing A Play
5. Dialogue: The Ways Our Characters Speak to Us
6. Location: Passports to Playwrighting
10. The Making of a Play: "Small Delegation" From Beijing to Home
11. Adapting From Fact and Fiction
12. The Do’s and Don’ts of Playwriting: What I Know to be True
14. The Education of a Playwright
15. What They Told Me: Advice on Writing and Other Vices
16. To Be A Playwright
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