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The Art of Dramatic Writing Summary
Lajos Egri

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The Art of Dramatic Writing Summary

Plot Summary

First published in 1942 under the title "How to Write a Play," The Art of Dramatic Writing became such a landmark in not only playwriting, but storytelling of any kind, that it was revised in 1946 and given the title it has today. Lajos Egri's book is a classic, deconstructing the pieces of a play, analyzing them all, then putting the pieces back together in the simplest way, writing in an exceptionally organized fashion without any nonsensical attitude. The confusing jargon that fills the spaces of most guides, is nonexistent here. It is completely straightforward.

Egri thinks writing should hold its ground on concepts present throughout the entirety of a play. The essentials, such as premise, transition, and character growth, are what he believes in. He is opposed to the idea that a play should center around singular facets, like exposition or an obligatory scene. Egri is a character man...

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