TELEVISION PLAYS by Paddy Chayevsky


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Probably only for the practising or aspiring script writer, these six plays by one of the most successful of the video dramatists are hour length dramas which were written for the Phllco-Goodyear Playhouse. All of them dealing as they do with common people and ordinary situations introduce what he terms the ""drama of introspection"" (not too introspective for this audience) since they must substitute depth for breadth to compensate for the limitations of the screen. The introductory notes provide a good deal of practical information on writing for this medium, on the television craft -- its particular restraints and problems, on marketing and production, etc. A professional market here.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster