The Art of Dramatic Writing
- Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
- Sprecher: Troy W. Hudson
- Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 19 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 27.02.2017
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: BN Publishing
Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay.
Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives - why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise - a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior - and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior.
Using Egri's ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.
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Von Sara Jamil Am hilfreichsten 02.05.2018
School within itself
I love the content of the book, it is a school within itself. Buy the book, skip the audiobook. But the narrator is by far the worst I've ever come across. There is a nasal intonation on every second syllabus and every other word is emphasized like the point of the sentence rests on the emphasis. It is very, very disorienting.
Von Kindle Customer Am hilfreichsten 04.07.2017
Magnificent and clear, a must read for any writer. The narrator was easy to listen to. The chapters tend to be a little long, but I was never bored. Very informative and to the point, giving many examples.