NAKED PLAYWRITING (2nd Edition) covers everything from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. This book also provides guidance on marketing
“Naked Playwriting is not only a book that should be read by every budding playwright, but it should be kept on hand by every playwright as a source to be consulted when in need of a jolt of creative inspiration/energy.”
- John Pielmeier (Agnes of God)
SCREEENPLAY - WRITING THE PICTURE (2nd Edition) is a complete screenwriting course-from developing a theme, researching a story, plotting and structuring a script, developing characters, and plying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes through understanding the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts.
"I hate screenwriting books almost as much as I hate screenwriting, screenwriters and especially screenwriting teacher. But Robin and Bill have somehow managed to write a useful, witty, insightful book that is full of detail on day-t-to-day writing, planning a career, and getting into the business. This book is , believe it or not, really good. "
- Ed Solomon (Men in Black)
THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, (4th Edition) brings the fascinating world of theatre to life with lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy -- and even a typical day in the life -- of theatre. As the authors wrote each chapter, they asked themselves how the subject applies to students' lives. The result is a text packed with practical information you can use in everyday life, including insight on censorship, freedom of speech, copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Timely connections drawn between theatre and TV and film help you see how the living stage is unique.
WRITING THE PICTURE