Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Art of Dramatic Writing - (rev edition

Art of Dramatic Writing (ISBN10: 0671213326; ISBN13: 9780671213329)
ISBN13: 978-0671213329
ISBN10: 0671213326

Summary: Amid the hundreds of ''how-to'' books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people -- their private natures and their inter-relationships -- that move a story and give it lif ...show moree. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives. Why do people act as they do? What forces transform a coward into a hero, a hero into a coward? What is it that Romeo does early in Shakespeare's play that makes his later suicide seem inevitable? Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll's House? These are a few of the fascinating problems which Egri analyzes. He shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop his dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Premise, character, conflict: this is Egri's ABC. His book is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)60
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 02/28/1972
International: No

View Sample Chapter



List Price: $16.00
Used $6.24
Used
Save $9.76 (61%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 2 hours and 32 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

80 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Art of Dramatic Writing
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (80)  |  New (14)  |  Like New (3)  |  Very Good (19)  |  Good (20)  |  Acceptable (24)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nettextstore
Lincoln, NE
Seller Rating: 4.55
2004 Paperback Good Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, A ...show moreccess cards or other supplementary material. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.54
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Open Books Ltd
Chicago, IL
Seller Rating: 4.65
2004 Paperback Good Open Books is a Non-profit literacy organization and proceeds from the sale benefit literacy programs.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HawkingBooks
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Seller Rating: 4.5
0671213326 Good Condition. Has writing/highlighting. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
TextbooksPro
Dayton, OH
Seller Rating: 4.7
Book is in overall good condition!! Cover shows some edge wear and corners are lightly worn. Pages have a minimal to moderate amount of markings. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING!!!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Silver Arch Books
St Louis, MO
Seller Rating: 4.6
Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Selection as wide as the Mississippi.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.54
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$4.20
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
thriftbooks-com
Auburn, WA
Seller Rating: 4.58
Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
RVG Sales
Redmond, WA
Seller Rating: 5
0671213326 This is a paperback book with moderate shelf-wear, rubbing, creasing and bumping to cover. Spine is tight and square. Interior pages are free from underlining, note taking, and/or highlight ...show moreing. The front cover is curled from the book being read. The interior pages have tanned with age. There are stains/smudges on one or more edges of the book. Book is in stock and ready to ship same or next business day. Select Expedited shipping and receive your book within 3-5 business days. Buy with confidence! Please leave feedback after your purchase so that others will know that we are a reliable seller! Thank you! ...show less
$5.75
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
ocbookstx
Richardson, TX
Seller Rating: 3.72
0671213326 COLLEGE TEXTBOOK - WE DO NOT SHIP TO AK OR HI - New Items come as they were shipped to us. Used Items may or may not include access codes, cds, or supplemental materials. If you have any sp ...show moreecific needs please contact us through the appropriate marketplace. We ship all orders within 24 business hours. ...show less
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close