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The Playwright's Workbookby Jean Claude Van Itallie
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A series of 13 written workshops covering: conflict and character: the dominant image: Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller * Overheard voices: Ibsen and Shakespeare * The solo performance piece: listening for stories * Terror and vulnerability: Ionesco * The point of absurdity: creating without possessing: Pinter and Beckett * and much more.
Among the subjects covered:
- Conflict and Character: The Dominant Image; Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller
- Dialogue and the Spoken Word: Overheard Voices; Ibsen and Shakespeare
- Creating the Solo Performance Piece: Listening for Stories
- Dialogues and Monologues: The Power of the "What"
- Terror and Vulnerability: Ionesco
- The Point of Absurdity: Creating without Possessing; Pinter and Beckett
- The Alienation Effect: People using People; Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud
- Dreams and Ceremony: Chekhov and Soap Opera
- The Breathing of a Play: The Order of Scenes
- Editing and Rewriting: Writing in Pursuit
- Moving toward Production: Collaboration
-Why Write for Theatre?
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