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Unformatted text preview: How does a playwright begin?-Not exact science -Look over people mentioned in book-Everyone starts differently-Sometimes starts with an idea-Others start with theme-Some start with a dreamscape -Some start with image-Others start with notes on actions-Sometimes there is an unusual character that starts a play-Some writes take current events about real life people or people in the past that have interesting history. Own experiences-Last from book: Play can start from situation -There are no rules of writing Death of a Salesman – example of modern tragedy without the traditional tragic hero. Willy Lohman was originally described as a “shrimp.” Duston Hoffman really wanted role so description was changed to “walrus.” Study the Playwrights in the Book!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course THA 101 taught by Professor Gross during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.
- Spring '08