The Art of the Playwright by William Packard

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In The Art of the Playwright, William Packard examines the craft in a way that will illuminate theatre for both aspiring playwrights and theatre-goers. He describes the practical art of how plays are made, how to use actions and on-stage visuals, and how to approach the appropriate development of character, dialogue, motifs, plots, and conflicts. He unites theory and practice, giving fresh expression and real relevance to the most important principles of dramatic action.

About William Packard

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William Packard is founder and editor of the "New York Quarterly". He has been a professor of poetry at New York University for over twenty years and is a poet, screenwriter and playwright as well. He lives in New York City.
Published January 1, 1987 by Paragon House Publishers. 198 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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