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Write A Play And Get It Performed Teach Yourself

Author : Lesley Bown
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Write a Play - and Get It Performed is designed for would-be writers of every level and for all types of motivation by two prize-winning professionals. Whether writing for the specific needs of an amateur drama group, community event, political campaign or simply for personal or professional development, this is a guide to the craft of playwriting. It offers guidance on the creative principles of scripts, characters, plot, structure and dialogue and explains the principles of staging and stage directions as well as gives tips on how to write for a variety of different situations, for every age and ability and according to specific genres - particularly those often preferred by amateur groups, such as pantomime and musical theatre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing a play. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Collaborative Playwright

Author : Bruce Graham
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The interaction between the ideas of the playwright and the know-how of the dramaturg is vital to the success of any production. But not every writer is accustomed to thinking like a dramaturg. The Collaborative Playwright changes that by offering a lively dialogue between a highly successful playwright, Bruce Graham, and an equally accomplished dramaturg, Michele Volansky, supported by hands-on exercises to get you thinking and writing in new ways. The Collaborative Playwright gives you professional advice on how to get started with a play, how to structure it to be performed, and how to work with a dramaturg to turn it into a staged production. Graham and Volansky's fun, smart conversation offers step-by-step advice on each of the components of the craft - exposition, rhythms, characterization, structure, and story generation - all illustrated with clear examples from Graham's own plays. But unlike other books that advise playwrights, The Collaborative Playwright is written from two points of view: the playwright's and the dramaturg's. It's both friendly and packed with indispensable nuggets of information, including interviews with more than thirty current theatre artists whose collective advice articulates some of the more practical aspects of working in the theatre - knowledge that playwrights need as they write. Want to write plays that work as well on stage as they do in your head? Read The Collaborative Playwright, listen in as two theatre veterans discuss the crucial characteristics of good writing, and find out why, if you're writing for the theatre, it pays to listen to your dramaturg.

So You Want to be a Playwright

Author : Tim Fountain
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A Play of Lords

Author : Margaret Frazer
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Joliffe and company play spies amongst the British aristocracy as lords and clergymen vie for the coveted position of regent to the young King Henry VI. But when men who know too much begin to die in violent ways, the players start to fear for their own lives.

How to Get Your Child an Athletic Scholarship

Author : Dan Spainhour
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Designed specifically for parents, this guide teaches you strategies that give your child the best opportunity to become a college athlete. This easy-to-read guidebook contains valuable recruiting tips, detailed appendixes, sample letters and forms, and a Q & A section that can be used by athletes in all sports. Learn the secrets of recruiting. Written by Dan Spainhour who has more than 25 years of college and high school coaching experience. Spainhour recently returned to high school coaching after serving as the director of basketball operations for Florida State University. At Florida State, Spainhour was involved in all phases of the men's basketball office. He handled on-campus recruiting, recruiting mailings, fiscal matters, team travel, and academic development. As an athletic director as well as baseball and basketball coach, he has helped students earn numerous scholarships. His experience at both the high school and college level convinced him there was tremendous need for this guide.

The Elements of Playwriting

Author : Louis E. Catron
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This book tells how to write stageworthy plays, develop your theatre sense, create theatrical characters, shape plot and dialogue, and find the resources to get your play produced.

Dice Doctor

Author : Sam Grafstein
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This underground classic, written in no-nonsense language by a craps player for a craps player,not a theorist or mathematician includes some of the most profitable craps advice ever put into print. You'll learn professional plays and sane money management strategy, honed from 60 years at the table, from the greatest craps player of all time. You'll learn powerful techniques like finding Qualified Shooters, Converted Come Bets, locking up wins, finding legitimate winning streaks, controlling and protecting your bankroll, and how to make 5 to 10 times more on a hot roll than a weaker bettor starting with the same bets! Grafstein also reveals all the professional plays made at craps his core moves 21 winning strategies covering both sides of the dice! The new edition of this "Super System" of craps includes 30 professional charts and tables.

Theatre for Children

Author : David Wood
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Described by The Times as 'the national children's dramatist', David Wood has been writing, adapting, directing and acting in plays for children for more than twenty-five years. His best known work, from his play The Gingerbread Man to his adaptations of Roald Dahl's The BFG and The Witches have enjoyed national and international professional success and entered the repertory of amateur companies and school dramatic societies. Now David has written the definitive book on theatre for children. He analyses the skills involved in entertaining audiences of children everywhere and reveals his special techniques for catching and holding a child's attention. This practical, step-by-step comprehensive guide is essential reading for professionals and amateurs alike, and anyone wanting to be involved in theatre for children.

S 2349 the Playwrights Licensing Antitrust Initiative Act

Author : United States
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Life as a Playwright

Author : Jon Klein
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Addressing the questions central to any playwright's career and identity, Jon Klein offers you a glimpse into a career writing for the theatre. As well as an account of the day-to-day life of a writer, he also discusses what an aspiring playwright should expect as they navigate the industry and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Furthermore, the book looks at situations that the emerging playwright is likely to encounter, including: handling rehearsals, workshops, castings, re-writing, venues, reviews, successes and failure. The book concludes with seventeen interviews with other USA-based playwrights, representing a wide range of experience, from writers just starting to make a name for themselves to seasoned, award-winning veterans such as Sheila Callaghan, Steven Dietz, Keith Glover, Lauren Gunderson, John Pielmeier and Jen Silverman. Author Jon Klein has a wealth of experience with over 30 of his plays produced in the USA and over 100 productions, including include T Bone N Weasel, Dimly Perceived Threats to the System, Betty the Yeti, and his most recent play, Resolving Hedda. Klein draws upon the lessons he has learned from his associations with numerous established theatre folk, many from the start of their careers. These include figures such as Bob Falls, Gregory Hines, Jon Jory, Kenny Leon, Dan Sullivan, and August Wilson.clude figures such as Bob Falls, Gregory Hines, Jon Jory, Kenny Leon, Dan Sullivan, and August Wilson.

Rewrites

Author : Neil Simon
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A winning combination of touching personal memories and reflections, anecdotes about the writing life, and hilarious stories about some of the biggest names in the entertainment business, "Rewrites" is "one wonderful read" (Larry King, USA Today). His plays and movies have kept us laughing for four decades, but even more than the humor, it is the humanity of Neil Simon's vision that has made him America's most-loved playwright. Now, the author of such hilarious and heartwarming plays as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, and The Goodbye Girl gives readers his memoir—a funny, touching biography filled with the details of his writing life and rich with the experiences that underlie his work.

Step Up Your Game

Author : Naresh C. Rao
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As a sports and wellness medicine practitioner whose clients include Olympic and professional athletes, triathletes, and weekend warriors, Dr. Naresh Rao has uncovered the secrets of how and why elite athletes consistently perform at the highest levels. In Step Up Your Game, he reveals what separates the best athletes from the rest of us, despite our best efforts in any chosen sport. According to Rao, top athletes know that peak performance requires much more than consistent practice. He reveals a comprehensive program that takes into account every aspect of optimizing wellness—from monitoring health to improving nutrition, following a thorough training protocol, and developing a plan for recovering from and preventing injury. The mental game is just as important as the physical one; these athletes make sure to address their motivational, psychological, and spiritual needs, too. In short, the athletes who are at the top of their game know that if they want to improve—whether it’s their accuracy at the goal, time at the finish line, or consistency of play—they need to take each of these aspects into consideration every single day. Step Up Your Game reveals how remarkable success is available to athletes with the conviction and desire to improve. By integrating Dr. Rao’s program into an existing fitness routine, readers will take ownership of their training in a systematic way, remove the stress that often hampers outcomes, and—most importantly—begin to fully enjoy their exercise experience as they work to achieve their healthiest selves. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Blues Guitar For Dummies

Author : Jon Chappell
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Want to become the coolest possible version of yourself? Time to jump into learning the blues guitar. Even if you don’t read music, Blues Guitar For Dummies lets you pick up the fundamentals and start jamming like your favorite blues artists. Blues Guitar for Dummies covers the key aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more. This hands-on guide is packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of all the great blues musicians. This accessible how-to book will give you the skills you need to: Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues Additionally, the book comes with a web site that shares audio samples of all the examples covered in the lessons. Go online to practice your riffs and chords and develop your style as a blues musician. Order your copy of Blues Guitar For Dummies today and get ready to start shredding! P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Blues Guitar For Dummies (9780470049204). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

Play A Play by Jed McKenna

Author : Jed McKenna
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It is what it is, they say, but is it? Jed McKenna has always been more about destroying questions than answering them, so it's no surprise that Play is more Q than A. In fact, it might be viewed as a progression through the stages of self-inquiry, each of the seven vignettes taking us a bit further along on the inward journey, the early vignettes asking the questions, and the latter ones looking at those who do ask; showing us, promising us, warning us, where honest and relentless inquiry really lead. But who, Jed has asked, really wants to go where this road really leads? On this journey, who you are changes with every step, and it's all about taking the next step. In the end, Play is what it is. Or is it? Maybe it's the journey of the examined life, or maybe it's just a playful little play. Ultimately, of course, Play, like life, like anything, is whatever it is to you.

Maximizing Your Potential On Guitar

Author : John Lange
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Veteran guitarist John Lange offers beginning and intermediate pickers no-nonsense advice that cuts through the hype and gets to the core of what makes a great musician. Learn the secrets that exceptional guitarists took years to learn!

Blackjack Blueprint Second Edition

Author : Rick Blaine
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The most comprehensive book ever written on playing blackjack for profit, Blackjack Blueprint covers everything from basic strategy to counting cards, from maximizing potential going solo to playing on a blackjack team. Casino comps, location play, shuffle tracking, playing in disguise, outwitting the eye in the sky, and other advantage-play techniques—it’s all here. This revised edition contains new information on getting reimbursed for airline tickets, negotiating and optimizing rebates on gambling losses, hiding chips and disguising wins, security while on blackjack-related websites, protecting your personal privacy when making large cash transactions at casinos, and more.

Becoming Joey Fizz

Author : Stuart A. McKeever
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Follow the journey of Joey Mancuso becoming Joey “Fizz” as he travels in the crucible of his existence seeking to find his place in the universe on his own terms. Share in Joey’s journey returning from the Korean War, conflicted about returning home to the conflicts in his own family. Be with Joey on his way after the war guiding a blinded war buddy to fulfill a dream going to Yosemite National Park then visiting the home of a dead buddy from the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana returning to his family, in tribute, the most meaningful symbol of his buddy’s life. Go with Joey to Memphis where he escapes trouble in a fight at a poker game learning firsthand the hatred still brewing in this country. Be with Joey as he heads back home to New York facing restless days and nights struggling with the remembrances and nightmares of war including having a brother, Gio, living his own nightmare shell-shocked and hospitalized from wounds suffered in World War II during the invasion at Anzio. Learn of Joey’s struggles with his Uncle Vinnie who’s tied to the mob tempting and testing Joey. His father opposes Joey getting involved in the mob’s action. His sister, Anna, is a librarian living her life safely ensconced in her cathedral of books writing letters to help him find his way. Join Joey heading westward to Hollywood where he pours champagne for the rich and famous earning the nickname Joey Fizz. Then onto Las Vegas and eventually back to New York to fulfill his dream having a place of his own, marry his Las Vegas sweetheart threading the needle between his uncle, the power of his mob connections, and the freedom to succeed on his own without their interference. Follow Joey’s journey; the journey of an ordinary man doing extraordinary things.

A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

Author : Gill Foreman
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A wonderfully comprehensive look behind the scenes of the theatre covering all the major roles including director, designer, playwright, sound and lighting and many more.

Broadcast Journalism

Author : Andrew Boyd
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This new edition of Broadcast Journalism is a major revision to the premier textbook in its field and a standard primer for broadcasting courses. It is an up-to-date practical manual for would-be reporters eager to enter the hectic arenas of radio and TV news. Broadcast Journalism offers a vivid insight into the world of electronic reporting, taking you behind the scenes at ITN and the BBC World Service. Join camera crews on a stakeout at the High Court, and capture the atmosphere in the studios of the world's largest news organisation. All the essential skills are covered, with step-by-step instruction in reporting, recording and editing using the latest equipment. Coverage for radio and TV includes: - Newswriting - Newsgathering - Newsreading - Interviewing - Programme-making The digital revolution is transforming the news, and this fifth edition explores the new opportunities emerging for journalists and online reporters using the Internet. Essential guidance is also given on how you can break into a career in journalism. A practical manual containing all the aspiring reporter needs to know Includes electronic and online reporting Offers career advice

Alpha Male Challenge

Author : James Villepigue
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Men are losing their masculinity. Guys are urged to get in touch with their "feminine" side at the expense of the traditional attributes that make men "male." Not only has "manliness" become a dirty word in a society of beta males and couch potatoes, but there's actually less and less of it in the blood of too many American men, with studies showing declines in average testoterone levels over the past 20 years. Today's men need a major adjustment of alpha attitude, and "Alpha Male Challenge" is the 10-week plan for reclaiming the masculine, competitive edge guys need to be on top of their game in every aspect of their lives. It's the new blueprint for the "true" Alpha Male--the ideal of masculine excellence today. More than just another fitness book, this three-part exercise, diet, and mind-set overhaul features: the revolutionary MaleScale assessment questionnaire that measures the physical and mental traits that define the true Alpha Male; a step-by-step regimen to develop the Four C's of Alpha Attitude: commitment, confidence, courage, and conscience; the Alpha Wave Basic Training program to build muscle, burn fat, and produce testosterone; the Work Heart/ Play Heart cardio system; and the Alpha Fuel Solution, a convenient approach to food and supplements with simple Fuel Rules based on what the human body was designed to eat over the past 2.5 million years, tweaked with cutting edge innovations. This is a straightforward instruction manual to build the kind of man these hard times demand: ruggedly powerful and supremely confident. It will help guys become more successful in their workouts, in their careers, and even in their relationships, as they learn to embody the everyday heroism of the true Alpha Male.