The Crafty Art of Playmaking

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250083087

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 9889

For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.

Kitchen

Author: Banana Yoshimoto

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604254

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1722

Als Mikage ihre Großmutter verliert, ist sie vollkommen allein in der großen Wohnung. Nur in der Küche, wo sie das Brummen des Kühlschranks in den Schlaf wiegt, kommt sie zur Ruhe. Aus ihrer Einsamkeit holt sie Yuichi. Er schlägt ihr vor, zu ihm und seiner Mutter zu ziehen. Es entwickelt sich eine merkwürdige Wohngemeinschaft. Denn Eriko, die wunderschöne »Mutter« Yuichis, hat eine schillernde Vergangenheit.

The Art Of Writing Drama

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141329

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 3717

The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.

Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur

Author: Paul Elsam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472515501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 2826

A 1967 obituary in The Times labelled Stephen Joseph 'the most successful missionary to work in the English theatre since the second world war'. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. This monograph investigates his forgotten legacy. This monograph draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley, to demonstrate how the impact on theatre in Britain of manager, director and 'missionary' Stephen Joseph has been far greater than is currently acknowledged within traditional theatre history narratives. The text provides a detailed assessment of Joseph's work and ideas during his lifetime, and summarises his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. Throughout the book Paul Elsam identifies Joseph's work and ideas, and illustrates and analyses how others have responded to them. Key incidents and events during Joseph's career are interrogated, and case studies that highlight Joseph's influence and working methods are provided.

American Theatre

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Alan Ayckbourn Plays 2

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations; Invisible Friends; This is Where We Came In; My Very Own Story; The Champion of Paribanou

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318339

Category: Drama

Page: 496

View: 6432

A treat to read and a joy to perform, this second collection of Alan Ayckbourn's work is a cornucopia of some of his wonderfully inventive children's plays. From the story of the teenage Lucy in Invisible Friends who revives her childhood imaginary friend when things get difficult at home, onto the storytellers in My Very Own Story and This Is Where We Came In and, finally, to young Ernie who 'illucinates' all sorts of wild and weird happenings with astonishing results.

Dramatisches Schreiben

Theater, Film, Roman

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710139

Category:

Page: 344

View: 4901

House & Garden

Two Plays

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571205936

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 1530

Two dazzling new interconnected plays from the acclaimed author of Communicating Doors. Two plays -- designed to be performed simultaneously and involving the same characters -- set in the same English country house on the same cloudy August day, are Alan Ayckbourn's vehicle for a sharp and hilarious scrutiny of the destructive nature of human behavior and emotions. Friends, neighbors, and hired help are gathered in preparation for a garden fête at which the guest of honor, for reasons of which no one is entirely certain, is an alcoholic, promiscuous French movie star. The surly gardener steadily ignores various intrigues being rather noisily conducted in the bushes and garden sheds, the film star's agent is mistakenly assumed to be a chauffeur and is sent to the pub for her lunch, the dog does his share of alerting passersby to covert romantic liaisons, the kitchen maid breaks everything she touches, and an amoral London writer observes the goings-on with a cool and knowing eye. As the action, and the storm clouds, build toward the afternoon's deluge, politics, friship, marriage, sex, children, the interactions of the social classes, and the absurd anachronisms of the remaining landed gentry are all submitted to Ayckbourn's penetrating gaze.

Comic Potential

A Play

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571197873

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 9243

A sci-fi comedy thriller, Comic Potential is a play set in the foreseeable future, when everything has changed--except human nature Comic Potential is set in a television studio in the near future, where the director--an alcoholic has-been--and two assistants are making a daytime soap opera of the usual appalling sort. However, the difference here is that they are using actoids--robots programmed to act--and there are no scriptwriters. Into this situation comes the idealistic Adam, the nephew of the millionaire station owner, who wants to write comedy of the quality that Chaplin and Keaton once embodied. But when Adam falls in love with Jaycee Triplethree (JC333), one of the actoids on the show, everything is turned upside down as she grows more human and the line between actoid and human diminishes. When in anguish Jaycee finally cries that she can't say anything she hasn't been programmed to say, Adam points out that no one ever says anything original anyway.

Naked Playwriting

The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare

Author: William Missouri Downs,Robin U. Russin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

View: 7935

Naked Playwriting is a complete playwriting course?from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. Naked Playwriting also offers sound guidance on marketing and submitting play scripts for both contests and production, protecting one's copyright, and working with directors and theater companies. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative examples, Naked Playwriting includes both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, a short study of the major schools of dramatic thought, and writing anecdotes. This one-of-a-kind playwriting book, which covers both the basics of playwriting and the practical advice on getting a play published and produced, will help both novices and working writers discover and improve their playwriting skills and see their plays performed on a stage.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 9910

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 9253

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8411

Suspense

oder Wie man einen Thriller schreibt

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760209X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 9871

Wie man einen Thriller schreibt – wer wüsste das besser als die Meisterin des subtilen Terrors und der Banalität des alltäglichen Schreckens? Patricia Highsmith lässt sich über die Schulter schauen, sie hat ein Werkstattbuch geschrieben für alle, die selbst schreiben oder nur wissen wollen, warum sie vom Werk dieser Autorin so gefesselt sind.

Die Liebe der kleinen Mouche

Author: Paul Gallico

Publisher: Verlag Urachhaus

ISBN: 3825160076

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 586

Mouche, ein junges Mädchen aus der Bretagne, sieht ihr Leben als gescheitert an - mit erst 22 Jahren. Und so läuft sie durch das nächtliche Paris, das ihre Träume von einer Schauspielkarriere nicht zur Wahrheit werden lassen wollte, und hat nur noch ein Ziel: die Seine. Glücklicherweise führt ihr Weg an einem Jahrmarkt vorbei, wo ein paar Handpuppen sie aus ihrer Bude heraus ansprechen - und noch am selben Abend gehört sie der Truppe an. Die Liebe, die sie von den Handpuppen erfährt und ihnen schenkt, gibt ihr wieder neue Kraft zu leben. Warum aber ist der Puppenspieler, der doch alle seine Figuren führt, selbst nicht in der Lage, ihr gegenüber seine Gefühle zu zeigen? Mit der zauberhaften Geschichte der kleinen Mouche, die sich nichts lieber wünscht, als in Paris ihr Glück zu finden, erlangte Paul Gallico internationale Anerkennung.

Wild Man

Author: Kristen Ashley

Publisher: Sieben Verlag

ISBN: 3864435803

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3694

Tessa O'Hara, Inhaberin einer kleinen Bäckerei, kann es kaum glauben, als plötzlich der Mann ihrer Träume in Form von Brock Lucas ihren Laden betritt. Ebenso unfassbar ist es, dass sie gleich darauf ein Date mit ihm hat. Doch es scheint, als wäre es zu schön gewesen, um wahr zu sein, denn ein paar Monate später entpuppt sich Brock als Undercover-Agent der Drogenbehörde, der ihre möglichen Verstrickungen in die Drogengeschäfte ihres Ex-Manns untersucht. Für Tess bedeutet dies das Ende ihrer Beziehung. Brock ist allerdings anderer Meinung. Jahrelang war er nur seinem Beruf verpflichtet und ist dabei weit über seine Pflichten hinaus gegangen, ohne Rücksicht auf seine eigenen Gefühle. Nun, da er die Frau seines Lebens gefunden hat, setzt er alles in seiner Macht stehende daran sie zu behalten. Doch wird Brock seine eigenen Regeln brechen und die Frau, die er liebt, vor der drohenden Gefahr beschützen können?

Das Buch mit dem Loch

Author: Hervé Tullet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783841101297

Category:

Page: 96

View: 3603

Writing for Radio

Author: Annie Caulfield

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 3302

Writing for Radio -- A Practical Guide offers advice and inspiration for anyone thinking of writing or beginning to write for radio. The book focuses mainly on radio drama techniques, with advice from producers and experienced writers, but also covers documentary writing, radio soaps, radio comedy and essential advice on how to begin and maintain a career. Topics covered include: Dialogues and monologues Using sound Scenery and action Adaptations, abridgements and biographies