Coupon
How to Read a Play
by Ronald Hayman


Overview - How to Read a Play is an introductory guide to the art of translating the printed page of a play or screenplay into dramatic mental images; it has been a classic among actors, directors, and writers for the past twenty years. Now fully updated and revised, the books devotes a chapter exclusively to screenplays, noting the intrinsic differences between a screenplay and a playscript and thus bringing this invaluable classic up to date.  Read more...

 
Paperback - Revised Ed.
  • $14.95
  • 10% Off for Members Club Price
    $ 13.45

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 16 copies from $3.26
 
 
 

More About How to Read a Play by Ronald Hayman
 
 
 
Overview
How to Read a Play is an introductory guide to the art of translating the printed page of a play or screenplay into dramatic mental images; it has been a classic among actors, directors, and writers for the past twenty years. Now fully updated and revised, the books devotes a chapter exclusively to screenplays, noting the intrinsic differences between a screenplay and a playscript and thus bringing this invaluable classic up to date.

How should we read stage directions? How can we imagine the theatrical impact of a sound effect? Of silence? What about the effect of colors, costumes, groupings, relative positions on the stage? Are characters sometimes saying something different from what their words say? In the course of answering these and many more questions, Hayman talks about the use of space, momentum, and suspense, the silence under the words, identity and character, irony and ambiguity, meaning and experience -- in short, all the elements that give life to the printed page as much as a musical performance does to a printed score. How to Read a Play is an essential guidebook to the art of drama.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780802136299
  • ISBN-10: 080213629X
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: June 1999
  • Page Count: 96


Related Categories

Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Composition & Creative Writing - General
Books > Literary Criticism > Drama

 
BAM Customer Reviews