Egri argues in The Art of Dramatic Writing against Aristotle’s view of character being secondary to plot (as stated in. The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human.

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Among the many “how-to” playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri’s classic, The Art of Dramatic Writingdoes just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay. Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives – why people act the way that they do.

Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s HouseEgri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise – a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior – and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Using Egri’s ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.

I learned more about the depths of the human psyche in this book than any of my university psych courses. I’ve been looking for this book my entire life. This is a must read for all aspiring playwrights. The narrator gets points deducted for mispronouncing “Agamemnon” And “Goethe”.


I mean, if you’re going to be doing the audiobook for something, at least be somewhat familiar with what they’re talking about. I really feel the chapters run on very long, some of the themes and his terminologies are repeated way too much. Also, the author keeps quoting from different plays a lot, in a really comes off as him trying to add length to the book.

There are question and answer section in this book. It feels like the author is asking his questions and giving his answers to them: There is a section of the book where the author references a play that uses the N-word—this book was written in the s, and that referenced play was about the racial issues at that time. Even though they did have a discretion message about the chapter, The whole chapter should be omitted from the book and the recording, or even just that section of the play—I did find offensive because it seems like excessive use of racial language is inescapable wherever you go even with books on recordings and I did feel it was a unsettling and added for shock.

The recording was well read. I do think Audible is not really good with dividing their chapters for writers who write both long and short sections.

In this book, 10 chapters that are small, the next chapter in the audible recording would be after those 10 chapters. This is not really a full review. This is more a warning that this book was written in the s. I did not notice that before ordering it. I tried for several hours to listen to it and was somewhat overwhelmed by how flat the narration was and how exhaustive the examples were; to the point where I forgot what was being discussed.

There are better books out there on the subject. Although I am grateful that someone narrated this book, I’m not fully satisfied with the narrator.

Troy Hudson sounds like he was in a hurry to get on to the next audio book project. He read the entire book way too fast.

There are several sections that require better than average acting skills, but Hudson has no sense of character, and he reads through the excerpts of dialogue with the same voice as his objective narration. As I force feed myself this book I find it hard to swallow the narrators false sincerity and repetitive sentence cadence.

He might as well be reading a study guide for a drivers license exam.

Author discusses elements such as character and action by discussing science ad nauseum Protozoa, chemical elements, etc. Extremely unhelpful approach and a frustrating waste of time.

This book provides the principle of story writing and creating healthy conflicts in plays and screenplays. The narrator was fast. Ebri on my cake personally. Couldn’t have come at a better time for my graduation. The content is interesting, but often gets lost in over explanation. Not a big fan of the ideas ddramatic this book.

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They are very vague and hard to get your head around. Reading was fine, only a bit too quick between sub-sections. Lajos Egri Narrated by: Free with day trial Membership dramatkc Membership details 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles drsmatic month: Don’t like your audiobook? Swap it for free.

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