In How Plays Work, distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and express what they want to say about the human condition.

Pages : 144

Whether we are playwrights or audience members, Edgar takes us on an exploration that starts with the building-blocks of whole plays structure, plot, genre and on through the construction of scenes and characters to the tiniest devices in the playwright s toolkit. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors vision would be invisible.

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