Chap12 - Chapter 12: Playwriting and Dramaturgy Script as...

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Script as typical starting point for theatrical production Since 19 th century, playwrights have usually worked in isolation In contemporary theatre, playwright as the artist most removed from the production process Chapter 12: Playwriting and Dramaturgy
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The Playwright Sources of inspiration vary World view and range of interests influence choice of subjects Working methods vary widely Mechanics of writing (structural patterns, form, style) vary as well
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The Playwright Script Development Almost all playwrights write multiple drafts before arriving at a final version of the script Most writers need to see their work performed before completing final revisions plays are not written but rewritten
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The Playwright Script Development Steps may take many forms: Play Readings : having play read aloud Workshop : working on play over time with multiple opportunities for rehearsed readings or performances playwright’s ultimate goal = full production
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The Playwright In working toward achieving a full production, the playwright attempts to find a producer , and may work through an agent During rehearsal process, many changes may be made to the script
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The Playwright The director and the dramaturg may make suggestions for revisions Revisions on new scripts may be made right
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