How to write a play and get it produced – a manual for playwrights.
Playwright and former literary manager Tim Fountain guides the budding playwright over the many hurdles involved in getting a play on – from finding a story that only you know, through the detailed construction of the play, and on to the strategies you can use to get it on stage.
What kind of play do you want to write? Where do you get your ideas from? How much exposition do you need? Where do you find your characters' voices? What should you do when you get stuck? Where should you send your play? The book also deals with the actual production: choosing directors, designers and actors, and coping with rehearsals, previews and press nights.
Includes appendixes of vital websites, and contact details for new-writing theatres, agents and publishers.
'A marvellous and invaluable guide… full of wisdom and no-nonsense practical advice on the tricky but thrilling business of making plays' (Willy Russell)