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Published October 1st 1978 by Macmillan Pub Co
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Jane Mcneil
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
First, you'll need to have read several works of Shakespeare to follow the logic of Gibson and his method to great playwriting.

Second, be patient, his examples make sense eventually.

Third, when you get to the end of the book, he explains what it all means in a few conclusive pages. In fact, if you just read this part alone I think you'll feel satisfied. But don't.

Gibson wrote my favorite play, The Miracle Worker, and after reading his one and only book on playwriting now I know why. He only has
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Rachelle Urist
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm re-reading this fine book as an aid to teaching playwriting. I loved this book the first time I read it. It's great now, too, though for people (such as my students) who are not Shakespeare afficionados, I'm not sure the book would be useful. To people who know and love Shakespeare, the lessons learned from the bard are brilliantly culled, helpful and memorable.
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William Gibson was a Tony Award-winning American playwright and novelist. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938.

Gibson's most famous play is The Miracle Worker (1959), the story of Helen Keller's childhood education, which won him the Tony Award for Best Pla
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