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The Crafty Art of Playmaking Paperback – 22 Jan 2004

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (22 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571215106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571215102
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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."..a practical and disciplined look...After 44 years at his profession, Ayckbourn knows what he's talking about."--Lloyd Rose, Washington Post Book World."..amusing, thought-provoking, and helpful in turn...his experiences are well worth the price of the book."--Susan L. Peters, Library Journal."..an entrancing read-no matter what part you play in playmaking."--Dany Margolies, Back Stage."..a polished gem of theater lore..."--Publishers Weekly Annex"The New York Times on Alan Ayckbourn's recent House and Garden: As ingeniously constructed a work as the contemporary theater has to offer... House and Garden does justice not only to Mr. Ayckbourn's miraculous engineering but to his lightly astringent, not quite farcical humor as well. "-- The New York Times

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In The Crafty Art of Playmaking, Alan Ayckbourn shares all his tricks of the trade for the first time, from helpful hints on writing to tips on directing - with anecdotes galore to illustrate the how, when, where and why.

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