The Shape & Progression of a Play

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Order Mourner 'I've always had to invent some kind of form for my plays that will take the place of the form that plays usually have. I know for a fact that the only reason one watches something for more than 15 or 20 minutes is because it has a plot and you're curious to know what happens next. But having no talent for the regular type of plot development, I have had to struggle to invent an equivalent that would be equally gripping.'

-- Wallace Shawn

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The following chapters in the new Playwriting Seminars 2.0 detail the parts of the construction used by contemporary playwrights, the –wright part of the playwright’s craft.

 

Structure of Plays


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