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April 18 , 2011

So You Want To Be A Playwright?


How to write a play and get it produced - a manual for playwrights.

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Playwright and former literary manager Tim Fountain guides the budding playwright over the many hurdles involved in getting a play on - from finding a story that only you know, through the detailed construction of the play, and on to the strategies you can use to get it on stage.

  • What kind of play do you want to write?
  • Where do you get your ideas from?
  • How much exposition do you need?
  • Where do you find your characters' voices?
  • What should you do when you get stuck?
  • Where should you send your play?

The book also deals with the actual production: choosing directors, designers and actors, and coping with rehearsals, previews and press nights.

Includes appendixes of vital websites, and contact details for new-writing theatres, agents and publishers.

'A marvellous and invaluable guide... full of wisdom and no-nonsense practical advice on the tricky but thrilling business of making plays' (Willy Russell)

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