Posted: Thu Jul 6th, 2006 06:41 pm
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I write a lot of poetry. I think once I counted seven plays that actually started off as a poem. I bet you all write a lot of poetry.
Take one of your own poems, and see if you can work it into a play. Doesn't matter what length.
I've been really busy helping a friend with a shipment of stuff that's daunting....but I will read...just been a crazy week.
Posted: Wed Aug 16th, 2006 07:30 pm
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Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2006 01:16 pm
3 rd Post
The dialogue in truly great plays is often poetic, isn't it. The characters would mean it as well as speak it, if it was a part of the storyline.
Shakespeare would be a great example of poetic playwriting.
Posted: Mon Aug 21st, 2006 12:40 pm
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I've often heard it say, that playwrights and poets are very close in terms of writing style.
I don't think I can ever quite explain why when I read a line I've written aloud, there are two too many beats, but there is a beautiful and necessary rhythm to playwriting.
Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2006 08:04 pm
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Cool idea. I just posted a poem in "Critique my poem" which I've often thought was quite short-storyish. Now Im thinking maybe its a play........
Its a fine line that divides a play with poetic language from something too flowery and contrived. To be able to write a verse play or a poetic play and for the audience to almost not notice is a great skill if you can pull it off.
Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 07:10 pm
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Where should we post? Ironically I just did this!
Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 07:20 pm
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Post it in the Feedback section. I'm going to read it this weekend if it kills me.
Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 07:46 pm
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Posted: Sun Feb 25th, 2007 07:23 pm
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How do I post?
In what format?
Can I post play as an attachment in say WORD?
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