The Power of One: The Solo Play for Playwrights, Actors, and Directors

ISBN: 0325001537
ISBN 13: 9780325001531
By: Louis E. Catron Louis Catron

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Read an interview with Lou Catron!The one-person play has a long and distinguished history, as well as being (a) one of the most economical forms of theatre and (b) a wonderful showcase for an actor, a playwright, and a director-especially when all three are the same person! Dean of American playwriting texts, Louis Catron offers an outstanding guide for playwrights, actors, and directors who are interested in working in this form. He demonstrates techniques of writing, acting, and directing that encourage the reader to create a personal theatrical experience. Among the special qualities in the book are:discussions and illustrations of the actor/playwright conundrumtips for solo play actors, directors, and playwrightsnumerous examples of actual solo play scripts.The book comes complete with exercises for the writer and solid advice for actors and directors.

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