7 Books to Get You Started as a Playwright
a book list by Mark Smallwood, Copywriter
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Although playwriting has been overshadowed by the rush of screenwriters heading for Hollywood, theater is experiencing a resurgence. As we rediscover the joys of a direct experience with live actors on a limited stage, the demand for new plays is growing. We're hungry for an emotional event that can only be provided in a theater setting.
The following books are a good place to start if you're interested in learning how to write plays. While not an exhaustive list, you'll be able to use the books here to learn the critical elements of storytelling, stagecraft, playwriting, acting, and to find your way into the craft.
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About Mark Smallwood
Mark Smallwood, is a freelance copywriter and marketing specialist who moonlights as a voracious reader and fiction writer. His thoughts on copywriting are available on his blog, Crossroads.
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