How Plays Work by David EdgarHow Plays Work by David Edgar

How Plays Work

byDavid Edgar

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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How Plays Work has grown out of David Edgar's teaching in the University of Birmingham's MA course in playwriting studies, which he founded twenty years ago. Through historical and modern examples, the book analyzes the basic elements of dramatic structure, action, plot, character, dialogue, and genre.

David Edgar is best known for his adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby" for the RSC (revived in West End, Xmas 2007, Following UK tour), for whom he wrote "Destiny", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Pentecost" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma". His plays at the National include "The Shape of the Table", "Entertaining Strangers" with Judi Dench, and ...
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Title:How Plays WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.52 × 5.46 × 0.71 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1854593714

ISBN - 13:9781854593719

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Playwright Great book - really helped me better articulate things I had observed and organize my thoughts especially when it comes to rewriting.
Date published: 2014-07-16