• 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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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 21-06-18

The classic "how to" of playwriting

This is a must read for all aspiring playwrights. The narrator gets points deducted for mispronouncing "Agamemnon" And "Goethe". I mean, if you're going to be doing the audiobook for something, at least be somewhat familiar with what they're talking about.

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