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The Resource Being a playwright : a career guide for writers, Chris Foxon & George Turvey

Being a playwright : a career guide for writers, Chris Foxon & George Turvey

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Being a playwright : a career guide for writers
Title
Being a playwright
Title remainder
a career guide for writers
Statement of responsibility
Chris Foxon & George Turvey
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Writing a good play is only the first step towards becoming a successful playwright; it is just as crucial to understand all the practical and business elements of building your career. Being a Playwright transparently and honestly sets out everything you need to know, including clear and constructive advice on: Starting out, including training options and gaining practical experience; Getting your script noticed and connecting with industry decision-makers; Developing a production-ready draft through redrafting and R&D; Pursuing programming, commissioning and funding opportunities; Approaching and working with agents and publishers; Securing the best possible deal with producers; Working with collaborators throughout the rehearsal process and previews; Capitalising on a production, assessing its success and planning new projects. Drawing on Papatango's superlative track record of discovering and launching new writers--including BAFTA, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre Foundation and Alfred Fagon Award winners, many of whom have premiered worldwide as well as in the West End--and featuring tips from a host of industry insiders, this encouraging and accessible guide explores the opportunities and pitfalls of life as a playwright. Whether you're an aspiring writer wondering how to break into the industry or a working playwright looking to move up to the next level, this is your road map for navigating the world of professional theatre"--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foxon, Chris
Dewey number
808.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1661
LC item number
.F69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turvey, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Playwriting
  • Playwriting
Label
Being a playwright : a career guide for writers, Chris Foxon & George Turvey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Act One: Starting Out. -- Training -- Writing for theatre -- Redrafting and editing -- Getting noticed: the road to being programmed -- Act Two: Making the show. -- Working with collaborators -- Making deals -- Researching and developing (R&D) -- Going into production -- Act Three: Taking the next steps. -- Reflecting -- Moving on -- Appendices. -- Training opportunities -- Theatrical literary agencies -- New-writing venues and companies -- Theatre publishers -- Playwriting competitions -- International companies -- Potential funders -- Industry resources
Control code
1090669022
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781848426917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090669022
Label
Being a playwright : a career guide for writers, Chris Foxon & George Turvey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Act One: Starting Out. -- Training -- Writing for theatre -- Redrafting and editing -- Getting noticed: the road to being programmed -- Act Two: Making the show. -- Working with collaborators -- Making deals -- Researching and developing (R&D) -- Going into production -- Act Three: Taking the next steps. -- Reflecting -- Moving on -- Appendices. -- Training opportunities -- Theatrical literary agencies -- New-writing venues and companies -- Theatre publishers -- Playwriting competitions -- International companies -- Potential funders -- Industry resources
Control code
1090669022
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781848426917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090669022

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