Playwriting, Brief and Brilliant, by Jensen, Julie
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- ISBN: 9781575255705 | 1575255707
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/15/2008
RAVES ABOUT Playwriting, Brief & Brilliant:?Easily the best book on playwriting in the English language.? - J.W. Goethe?If there had been a book like this in my day, I would have written earlier, better, and more.? - G.B. Shaw?This book indeed is brief, and yet it's also brilliant.? - MoliereSuccinct and thorough, Playwriting, Brief & Brilliant will, in just one hour of reading, tell you everything you need to know about playwriting. It guides you through the basics of dialogue, character, and plot. It gives tips for getting past writer's block. And finally, it provides practical advice on marketing your play.?A perfect way to begin your work.?An excellent companion along the way.?An invaluable guide to rewriting.JULIE JENSEN was reared in southern Utah. She has a Ph.D. in theater from Wayne State University in Detroit, and she has taught playwriting at seven different colleges and universities. Julie worked as a writer in Hollywood for five years and until recently directed the graduate playwriting program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is now Resident Playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company.Julie is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series), and the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed). She has received the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship (WAIT!), the TCG/NEA Playwriting Residency (WAIT!), and a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts (Dust Eaters). Her play, Two-Headed, was included in the volume Best Plays by Women, 2000, and she has twice been nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for the best new play produced outside of New York (Last Lists of My Mad Mother and Dust Eaters).Her plays, some thirty in all, have been produced in London, Edinburgh, New York, and theaters nationwide. She knows what she?s talking about. And she has a sense of humor.