• The Art of Dramatic Writing

  • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
  • By: Lajos Egri
  • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BN Publishing
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (7 ratings)

Summary

Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows
Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt 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.
©2017 BN Publishing (P)2017 BN Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Zara on 16-12-17

Provide fundamental principles

This book provides the principle of story writing and creating healthy conflicts in plays and screenplays.
The narrator was fast.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ms Happiness on 05-05-18

incredible

Icing on my cake personally. Couldn't have come at a better time for my graduation

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cedrick on 03-06-17

Who Knew?

I learned more about the depths of the human psyche in this book than any of my university psych courses. I've been looking for this book my entire life. Who knew?

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2 out of 5 stars
By j.v.v on 19-07-17

Dated

This is not really a full review. This is more a warning that this book was written in the 1940s. I did not notice that before ordering it. I tried for several hours to listen to it and was somewhat overwhelmed by how flat the narration was and how exhaustive the examples were; to the point where I forgot what was being discussed. There are better books out there on the subject.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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