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 Playwright’s Workbook by Jean-Claude van Itallie
But playwrights are often presumed somehow to spring forth full-grown like Athena from the head of Zeus.
Playwrights are viewed as artists who must miraculously make something out of nothing.
The idea of the playwright as mere head and hands (with the actor as mindless body) is pernicious.
www.vanitallie.com /books/PlaywrightsWorkbook.html   (310 words)

 The Playwright
It is only at the end of the process, when the playwright has a complete work, that he or she begins to show it to others, in hopes of finding a person or theatrical organization that will produce the play.
But playwrights can write plays that seem to be located in homes and schools and offices that are similar to the ones we are familiar with in real life, populated with people similar to the people we live and work with.
The playwrights whose work seems to be most highly valued are those playwrights who find a way to take the particular form in which they work, and make it more compelling, more expressive, more capable of reflecting and providing insights about the experiences that their audiences find meaningful.
www.dac.neu.edu /theatre.history/intro/Intro-Playwright-Work.htm   (1514 words)

 Playwright - Uncyclopedia
A playwright is a highly dangerous breed of artist who enjoys frolicking in the woods while creating imaginary friends for himself.
However, due to their "vivid imaginations" and "artistic license", it is very rare that one actually sees a playwright accurately posing as a human.
Playwright is somewhat similar to that of disposing of a Grimsby, as defined in The Meaning of Liff by
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Playwright   (255 words)

 William Shakespeare the greatest English playwright
Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature.
By 1596, Shakespeare was so successful as a playwright that his family was finally granted a Coat of Arms which amongst other things allowed Shakespeare to call himself a "gentleman".
However borrowing plots and taking liberties with historical facts was not uncommon in Shakespeare's time and his skill for language, imagery, pun and his creative adaption of myth and history have set Shakespeare apart as arguably the greatest playwright of all time.
absoluteshakespeare.com /william_shakespeare.htm   (624 words)

 ArtsAlive.ca - English Theatre : Playwright's Corner
While the work of the playwright can stand on its own as literature, its potential is fully realized only when the skills of all the other theatre artists combine to transform the script into a production of a play.
But because the skillful ordering and re-creation of events is central to the playwright’s art, the final task of shaping the raw material into a coherent and effective playscript will normally fall to the playwright.
Playwrights may also develop a new script with feedback and guidance from a dramaturg.
www.artsalive.ca /en/eth/playwright/index.html   (346 words)

I don't check this profile often now that Playwright is all sewn up, so contact me here.
Playwright will always live on in my heart
The entire Playwright band was in my dream last night, in the cigar parlor and I finally snagged a chair.
www.myspace.com /hearplaywright   (618 words)

 Havemeyer Playwright Competition
This typically means the playwright has to hire a director, actors, a technical crew and rent rehearsal space.
We want to give playwrights an opportunity to have their plays performed without any additional cost or effort to the playwright.
The playwright is the heart of the theater, so in recognition we created this event to allow more unpublished voices to be heard.
www.tacog.org /playwrightcompetition.html   (909 words)

 Playwright Arthur Miller dies at age 89 - THEATER - MSNBC.com
Playwright Edward Albee said Miller had paid him a compliment, saying “that my plays were ‘necessary.’ I will go one step further and say that Arthur’s plays are ‘essential.”’
His marriage to Marilyn Monroe in 1956 further catapulted the playwright to fame, though that was publicity he said he never pursued.
In a 1992 interview with a French newspaper, he called her “highly self-destructive” and said that during their marriage, “all my energy and attention were devoted to trying to help her solve her problems.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6953165   (1492 words)

 playwright - OneLook Dictionary Search
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playwright : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Playwright : Glossary of Literary Terms [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=playwright   (180 words)

 NPR : American Playwright Arthur Miller Dies at 89
Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose 'Death of a Salesman' came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died at 89.
Although Miller has written other plays that criticize society and human nature, the playwright is confident this play of absurdities will be his most controversial yet.
February 11, 2005 · Playwright Arthur Miller talks about his book Echoes Down the Corridor, a collection of his essays ranging from autobiography to commentary.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4495305   (709 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Shaffer: Acclaimed Amadeus playwright
Playwright Peter Shaffer, the Oscar-winning author of Amadeus, the portrait of Mozart, is to become a knight.
His first play, The Salt Land, was well received after being shown by the BBC in 1954.
Shaffer consolidated his reputation as a playwright in 1958 with the production of Five Finger Exercise.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/1093196.stm   (410 words)

 The Plays of Max Sparber
In some workshops, the playwright is encouraged to answer questions and defend his or her plays, in others the playwright is encouraged to stoically listen to all the responses without interjecting explanations or defending their text.
David Crespy, who led a number of the play labs that I participated in this past week, liked to have the playwright bring up a question that they had about their own script, and this would be the first thing we responded to.
I suspect that every playwright secretly harbors the urge to be an actor, and both these men, as with the others in the conference, are terrifically witty.
maxsparber.blogspot.com   (6393 words)

 english playwright - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Playwright Versus Director...Childrens Plays in English, 1780- 1860...to transcribe the Playwright/Director Panel Discussion...grateful to the English Department at the...plays and young playwrights.
Olga Dugan is a playwright and Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Rochester, New York.
Playwright Shows Serious Commitment to Grace...originally thought I was going to be an English professor and I found out that...Los Angeles and at the Florida Playwrights Festival in St. Augustine.
www.questia.com /search/english-playwright   (1777 words)

 About the Playwright: Georges Feydeau
Meanwhile Edmond Rostand sought to give France a new hero in his Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), and another playwright, Georges Feydeau, endeavored to make France laugh through his vaudevillian farces and, in the process, dominated the genre well into la belle époque of the nascent twentieth century.
Yet, as Leonard Pronko has suggested, “lurking beneath the frenetically joyous surface [of Feydeau’s farces] is a vision of the world in explosion,” one which, in fact, anticipated the bloody wars of the twentieth century (Georges Feydeau [New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1975], 5).
His career continued to blossom as he became the most popular playwright of the boulevard theatre and a great success abroad as well.
www.bard.org /education/resources/other/fleaplaywright.html   (1011 words)

 Playwright Wendy Wasserstein Dies, Known For Plays Celebrating Women, Including 'The Heidi Chronicles' - CBS News
In public, Wasserstein was genial, often quite funny, presenting herself as a rumpled observer of the baby-boom generation.
Many of her plays were initially seen at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons and later at Lincoln Center Theater, both under the direction of longtime mentor and friend, Andre Bishop.
The playwright continued her off-Broadway success with "Isn't It Romantic?" — about a free spirit who rejects her fiance and tries to find a life as a single woman.
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 La Ronde, the Playwright's Ring
A member of The Dramatists Guild, North Carolina Writers' Network and Playwrights Producing Company, Inc. Synopses of my completed plays as well as work currently in development will be showcased here as time permits.
Playwright, screenwriter, radiodrama writer, librettist, performance writer, etc. Author of fiction, poetry, articles and essays.
Award-winning playwright Paul Thain's site, which besides featuring information on his own plays, is host to Playwrights on the Web, an international directory of playwrights.
t.webring.com /hub?ring=playwright   (1240 words)

 Arts In Action: VSA arts Playwright Discovery Award
The VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program challenges middle and high school students of all abilities to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of writing a one-act play.
Ableser will be honored at the annual Playwright Discovery Evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 28, 2006.
The VSA arts Playwright Discovery Teacher Award was established to recognize teachers in middle and high schools who creatively bring disability awareness to their classrooms through the art of playwriting.
www.vsarts.org /x244.xml   (409 words)

 Eugene O'Neill | Playwright
That year he became ill with tuberculosis, and was inspired to become a playwright while reading during his recovery.
The play tells of the "Tyrones." Theirs is not a happy tale: The youngest son is sent to a sanitarium to recover from tuberculosis and despises his father for sending him; his mother is wrecked by narcotics; and his older brother by drink.
The first American dramatist to ever receive the Nobel Prize, Eugene O'Neill is the most renowned American playwright of the 20th century.
www.lucidcafe.com /lucidcafe/library/95oct/egoneill.html   (879 words)

 Amazon.com: playwright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing by Stuart Spencer (Paperback - Mar 29, 2002)
Diary of a Mad Playwright: Perilous Adventures on the Road with Mary Martin and Carol Channing by James Kirkwood (Paperback - Mar 1, 2002)
Playwrights on Playwriting by Toby Cole and Toby Cole (Paperback - Jun 1, 2001)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=playwright&tag=icongroupinterna&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (476 words)

 CBC Arts - CBC Arts: Playwright Arthur Miller dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In addition to a heart condition, Miller was battling cancer and pneumonia, the playwright's sister, actress Joan Copeland, told the New York Post this week.
"He not only was a great playwright but he went time and time again to meet writers in all countries in the world: in Russia, Belgium, Germany, England," Simon told CBC News Friday.
Born in New York on Oct. 17, 1915, Miller was considered the country's greatest living playwright.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/02/11/Arts/millerobit050211.html?print   (908 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Playwright Wendy Wasserstein dies
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Heidi Chronicles, has died of cancer aged 55.
Her Shiksa Goddess collection of essays included a piece on Wasserstein becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 48.
The playwright suffered from lymphoma, a type of cancer which affects the lymphatic system, and died at a New York hospital on Monday.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/4664684.stm   (240 words)

 Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
playwright was not found in the Cambridge Dictionary of American English
playwright was found in the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary in the following entries:
playwright was found in the Diccionario Cambridge Klett Compact in the following entries:
dictionary.cambridge.org /results.asp?dict=A&searchword=playwright   (80 words)

 Mitchell Named Playwright-in-Residence - Arts
Mitchell’s work has garnered international attention and has been produced in many American cities and several European countries.
He has directed his plays with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and was named playwright-in-residence for Stages Repertory Theatre.
Mitchell, who has been on the Rice faculty for 21 years, teaches Sanskrit, Old English, Gothic, the history of linguistics, the history of the English language, and playwriting.
www.rice.edu /sallyport/2002/fall/arts/playwrightinresidence.html   (176 words)

 John Millington Synge
The Well of the Saints has likewise been made the subject of controversy on the grounds that it is sacrilegious in intent.
In the Shadow of the Glen faced criticism among the moral patriots as a "hideous slander on Irish womanhood." [3] The posthumous production in 1910 of Synge's unfinished Deirdre of the Sorrows emphasized the loss occasioned to the stage by the playwright's early death.
The Playboy of the Western World - An analysis of the play by Synge.
www.theatrehistory.com /irish/synge001.html   (508 words)

 Arts In Action: 2006 Playwright Discovery Award Call for Scripts
The deadline to apply for the Playwright Discovery Award has passed.
However, those contents do not necessarily reflect the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.
The Playwright Discovery Award Program is also supported by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Education Department through the Rosemary Kennedy Education Fund.
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 Playwright Mark Scharf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mark was also asked to serve as a Thesis Advisor for the Johns Hopkins University 2005/2006 M.A. in Writing program.
Mark has also given seminars on Playwriting at the National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and has been a guest speaker at The University of Mary Washington, The University of Virginia, and for the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and the Maryland Writer’s Alliance.
Mark served three terms as Chairman of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival (2003-2006) and joined the Fells Point Corner Theatre Board of Directors in 2005.
groups.msn.com /PlaywrightMarkScharf/home.htm   (204 words)

 wbur.org Arts - Op-Eds - Playwright Envy
Playwright David Mamet believes that academics and theater critics have mistakenly beatified Tennessee Williams.
Playwright David Mamet argued in a 2003 "Guardian" article that Tony Curtis was a greater actor than Laurence Olivier.
Now, after really disliking a London production of "The Night of the Iguana," Mamet proclaims that academic and theater critics have mistakenly beatified Tennessee Williams.
www.wbur.org /arts/2005/54374_20051215.asp   (543 words)

 The Internet Theatre Bookshop - Plays & Musical Plays & Scripts & Skits
If you're a producer or director, this international database of playwrights and their websites gives you a discreet and convenient way to discover new plays and fresh talent
Conversely, if you're a playwright it offers a free and unique way to showcase and disseminate your work
If you're an unlisted playwright and you'd like to be included, please click
www.stageplays.com /writers.htm   (150 words)

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