New Playwriting Strategies: Language and Media in the 21st Century pdf epub fb2

New Playwriting Strategies: Language and Media in the 21st Century by Paul C. Castagno pdf epub fb2

New Playwriting Strategies: Language and Media in the 21st Century Author: Paul C. Castagno
Title: New Playwriting Strategies: Language and Media in the 21st Century
ISBN: 0415491487
ISBN13: 978-0415491488
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Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (September 29, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1501 kb
Size EPUB version: 1577 kb
Subcategory: Performing Arts




New Playwriting Strategies has become a canonical text in the study and teaching of playwriting, offering a fresh and dynamic insight into the subject. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition explores and highlights the wide spread of new techniques that form contemporary theatre writing, as well as their influence on other dramatic forms.

Paul Castagno builds on the innovative plays of Len Jenkin, Mac Wellman, and the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin to investigate groundbreaking new techniques from a broad range of contemporary dramatists, including Sarah Ruhl, Suzan Lori-Parks and Young Jean Lee. New features in this edition include an in-depth study of the adaptation of classical texts in contemporary playwright and the utilizing new technologies, such as YouTube, Wikipedia and blogs to create alternative dramatic forms.

The author’s step-by-step approach offers the reader new models for:

narrative

dialogue

character

monologue

hybrid plays

This is a working text for playwrights, presenting a range of illuminating new exercises suitable for everyone from the workshop student to the established writer. New Playwriting Strategies is an essential resource for anyone studying and writing drama today.