Writing

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Curtain Up!

How to Stage Great Youth Productions

A comprehensive, hands-on guide to making theatre – perfect for any school, college, youth group or amateur-theatre company.

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Making Your Solo Show: The Compact Guide

A clear, accessible guide to creating and putting on a solo show, packed with inspiring, practical advice for writers, actors, directors and anyone who wants to know how solo shows are actually made.

The Playwright's Journey

From First Spark to First Night

A clear, supportive and comprehensive guide to writing a play – based on the author's long-running playwriting masterclasses, as taught at the UK's National Theatre.

How Plays Work

Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning.

The Writer's Toolkit

Exercises, Techniques and Ideas for Playwrights and Screenwriters

Almost two hundred practical exercises, techniques and ideas for every part of your process, designed to equip you with everything required to kickstart your creativity, develop your craft, and make your writing the very best that it can be.

The Ancient Comedians

And What They Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

A fascinating exploration of the origins and development of dramatic comedy, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

The Blunt Playwright

An Introduction to Playwriting

A highly regarded guide to playwriting, by an award-winning Canadian playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

The Greek Playwright

What the First Dramatists Have To Say To Contemporary Playwrights

An exploration of the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. From the author of the highly regarding playwriting manual, The Blunt Playwright.

Playwriting

Structure, Character, How and What to Write

An authoritative guide to playwrighting, by a true master of the craft. Indispensable for playwrights at every level of experience.

Being a Playwright

A Career Guide for Writers

The essential guide to a career in playwriting, from the team behind the multi-award-winning Papatango, one of the UK's leading new-writing companies.

Ibsen on Theatre

A unique collection of everything that Ibsen wrote about the theatre.

Telling the Truth

How to Make Verbatim Theatre

A practical guide to creating and producing verbatim theatre, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

Diaries 1969-1977

The revealing - and frequently hilarious - diaries of playwright Peter Nichols, covering the period of his life between his first real hit, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, to the stirrings of his masterpiece, Passion Play.

Innovation in Five Acts

Strategies for Theatre and Performance

Edited by Caridad Svich

An inspirational sourcebook of innovative techniques for creating theatre, with contributions from experienced playwrights, directors, performers, teachers, dramaturgs, artistic directors and founders.

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Conversations with Miller (Centenary Edition)

By Mel Gussow Foreword by Richard Eyre

More than a dozen conversations between Arthur Miller, America's greatest playwright, and New York Times critic Mel Gussow, covering subjects personal and political.

Richard Foreman: The Manifestos and Essays

A collection of writings from the acclaimed and wildly inventive artist Richard Foreman.

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Monty Python at Work

A fascinating account of the making of the Monty Python TV and stage shows, films, books and albums, drawn from Michael Palin's published diaries.

Diane Samuels' Kindertransport

The author's guide to the play

The author's guide to Kindertransport, an invaluable and uniquely authoritative resource for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play.