With over 60 plays written and staged, many playing in the West End or the Royal National Theatre, Alan Ayckbourn's expertise on writing and directing plays is unsurpassed. Here, he shares his tricks of the trade, from helpful hints on writing, to tips on directing.
With over 60 plays written and staged, many playing in the West End or the Royal National Theatre, Alan Ayckbourn's expertise on writing and directing plays is unsurpassed. Here, he shares his tricks of the trade. From helpful hints on writing (Where has your play come from? Where is it going? How does it get there? What is comedy and how do you write it? What is tragedy and how does it work?) to tips on directing (working with actors and technicians, when to listen to the experts, how to cope with rehearsals), the book provides a complete primer for the tyro and a refresher for the more experienced.
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About Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckboum is the most widely porformed of all living playwrights, with a prolific back catalogue of work which has been translated into forty languages and performed throughout the world. He has received many national and international awards. He was appointed a CBE in 1987, and in 1997 was the first playwright in the twentieth contury to receive a knightood for his services to theatre.
Crafty Art of Playmaking by Alan Ayckbourn
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