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The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

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Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play ... Show synopsis

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Neil F

A must have for the serious writer.

by Neil F on Feb 8, 2013

Whilst not the most thrilling of reads, Lajos Egri's understanding of the craft is the best I have come across. What he says is clear and fundamental and well able to bring focus to the necessary objectives in writing. Even if you don't fully agree with his approach, his advice will still be of ... More

Heather C

The book everyone else quotes

by Heather C on Apr 26, 2012

He is brilliant, succinct, helpful, thoughtful and when I buy other books on writing, they all quote Egri. Not much more to say. HDEC More

Clermont

Probably the best 'How To...' book ever written...

by Clermont on Sep 17, 2008

Lajos Egri's book 'The Art of Dramatic Writing' is poignantly subtitled 'It Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives' and this is what lies at the heart of Egri's book. Egri argues that all action is conditioned by a fundamental principle, which he terms the ?premise?, whether or not the ... More

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