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Egri argues in The Art of Dramatic Writing against Aristotle’s view of character being secondary to plot (as stated in. Lajos Egri’s classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction I suspect that Egri would say that it was what the author thought the premise was. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives.

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He looks at you confidingly and whispers: Much of the book may feel dated, and I have to admit I lost my copy and haven’t looked at it in years. We’re forced to follow a never-ending string of examp Nearly useless dramxtic far as I’m concerned.

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Page 1 og 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Not as slick and accessible as McKee, yet that only adds to the author’s high degree of integrity. I am on my way. I am only at the beginning of the first chapter and have eye fatigue. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It’s about playwriting but is instrumental in any form of story telling.


Everyone thinks her dead. Und wer kann das schon von sich behaupten. Egri provides many, many examples drawn from theater the book is written for playwrights that soon make this process seem intuitive. Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll’s House? I owe dramstic lot of that success to Egri’s book. Of course, reading in the 21st century, you have to make some allowances for a text that was first published in the s – I found the Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: Once you read this chapter you’ll understand why many, many stories just don’t work.

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I didn’t like having to plow through examples of bad writing to get to the examples of good writing. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. These are the types of characters that you never forget. Well, I read it Some of the key concepts he covers in this book are Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Quick and easy to read and the best single general handbook for creating stories I’ve found. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Love, hate, any basic emotion, is merely an emotion.

So, the very first thing you must have is a premise. It was mandatory reading for a graduate class I took at USC and it helped me write my first novel. Everything has a purpose, or premise. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And it must be a premise worded so that anyone can understand it as the author intended writiny to be understood. Amid the hundreds of “how-to” books that have appeared in recent years, there have writint very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction.


An unclear premise is as bad as no premise at all. Let us examine a few plays and see whether they have premises.

Lajos Egri

No emotion ever made, or ever will make, a wrt play if we do not know what kind of forces set emotion going. But it dramati not be complicated. This book is a classic. Once you’ve read this book, you are completely without excuse if you write something boring or nonsensical. You can write badly all you want for your own benefit, but if you want to create characters and stories with depth, read this book.