Classical Storytelling And Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle And The Modern Scriptwriter

January 8, 2018|
Classical Storytelling And Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle And The Modern Scriptwriter by Brian Price
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Since we first arrived on the planet, we''ve been telling each other stories, whether of that morning''s great saber-tooth tiger hunt or the latest installment of theStar Warssaga. And throughout our history, despite differences of geography or culture, we''ve been telling those stories in essentially the same way. Why?

Because there is a RIGHT way to tell a story, one built into our very DNA.

In his seminal workPoetics, Aristotle identified the patterns and recurring elements that existed in the successful dramas of his time as he explored precisely why we tell stories, what makes a good one, and how to best tell them.

InClassical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting, Brian Price examines Aristotle''s conclusions in an entertaining and accessible way and then applies those guiding principles to the most modern of storytelling mediums, going from idea to story to structure to outline to final pages and beyond, covering every relevant screenwriting topic along the way.

The result is a fresh new approach to the craft of screenwriting-one that''s only been around a scant 2,500 years or so-ideal for students and aspiring screenwriters who want a comprehensive step-by-step guide to writing a successful screenplay the way the pros do it.

Brian Priceis an award-winning screenwriter who has worked with major studios, television networks, and independent film producers from around the world. As an instructor, he has taught screenwriting at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Brooks Institute, among others, and is a proud member of the prestigious UCLA Schoo...
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Title:Classical Storytelling And Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle And The Modern Scriptwriter
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:244 pages, 9.19 X 6.13 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:244 pages, 9.19 X 6.13 X 0 in
Published:January 8, 2018
Publisher:Routledge
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781138553408

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