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  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

  • Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
  • By: Lajos Egri
  • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

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 Writing, does 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: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Knew?

  • By Cedrick on 06-03-17

Narration drones like a 1940’s news caster

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

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.