Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review; Timeless Writing Tips from The Master of Drama Shakespeare for Screenwriters By: J M Evenson

Shakespeare for Screenwriters: Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of DramaShakespeare for Screenwriters: Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama by J.M. Evenson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This should be a requirement in any writer's library, it will be a go to for many years to come. Unlock the development of character, story, setting development through the works of Shakespeare. Fifteen plays are looked at, dissected for their value, and compared to recent movies. Each chapter brings key points as a guide to remember to further your skill and challenge you to exercises to fine tune your writing and growth.
Written in a way that encourages and assures the reader/writer that when broken down, the works of Shakespeare can be analyzed to the basics and is not as intimidating as first thought. I found this book to be highly informative, a blueprint for skill development. I also loved the style that it is written in, giving guidance and exercises while not being pretentious in the teachings.
This book is one you will reference all the time, I recommend it for the shelf of a writer, dreamer, and even the Shakespeare fan.

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