Writing Dialogue for Scripts

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A. & C. Black, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 160 pages
This book deals with the genres of stage, radio, television and film, providing examples and giving a great deal of practical advice.

Chapters deal with conversation, naturalistic and stylised dialogue, pace and variation, scripted narration, comic dialogue and presentation. As well as highlighting the ways in which dialogue varies from one genre to another, this book shows how many of the skills of writing dialogue may in fact be applied to all other script genres.

The author assesses different types of dialogue in the 20th century from Oscar Wilde to Quentin Tarantino. This revised and updated edition also includes a number of examples of the most recent scripted dialogue.

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About the author (2003)

Rib Davis is an award-winning playwright and has had over fifty scripts performed on stage, radio and screen. He has also worked as a script reader for both the BBC and the Arts Council of Great Britain.

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