DAVID RUSH
Writer
BUILDING THE PLAY

Table of Contents

 

 

 

Introduction:            How the Book Works

 

Part One:            The Fundamentals

            1.            Is it a Play?

            2.            The Four Keys: 

                        a.            Who:  Agent of Action

                        b.            Wants What:  Goal

                        c.            Why is it Difficult:  Obstacles

                        d.            How do They Try:  Strategies

 

Part Two:            Putting them Together

            1.            Plot:  Elements, Freytag Pyramid

            2.            The Miniplay

            3.            Dramatic Questions:  of Plot, of Information, of Character

 

Part Three:            Some Advanced Tricks

            1.            The Pigeon Sister

            2.            The Exposition Pig

            3.            Miscellaneous Tricks

                        a.            The Torvald Moment

                        b.            Triangles

                        c.            Why Today?

                        d.            Turnabout

 

Epilogue:   Revisions

 

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