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Art of Dramatic Writing - by Lajos Egri (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows!
  • About the Author: Lajos Egri (1888-1967) was born in Hungary and founded the Egri School of Writing in New York City in the 1930s.
  • 320 Pages
  • Language + Art + Disciplines, Style Manuals

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About the Book



"An earlier edition of this work was published by Simon & Schuster in 1942 as How to write a play"--T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows! Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books out there, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay.

Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives--why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise--a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior--and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior.

Using Egri's ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.



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Moss Hart I found Lajos Egri's book enormously interesting -- one of the best I have ever read.



About the Author



Lajos Egri (1888-1967) was born in Hungary and founded the Egri School of Writing in New York City in the 1930s. In addition to writing books, he spent his life writing and directing plays in both the United States and Europe, as well as writing screenplays for the film industry.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.38 Inches (H) x 5.56 Inches (W) x .89 Inches (D)
Weight: .69 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Style Manuals
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Lajos Egri
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 1972
TCIN: 11821318
UPC: 9780671213329
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1812
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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