The Greek Playwright

By Clem Martini

The Greek Playwright
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Picking up where The Blunt Playwright left off, Clem Martini returns to the subject of playwriting, turning his attention to the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. Outlining the major playwrights of the era, their major works, and the impact they had ... Read more


Overview

Picking up where The Blunt Playwright left off, Clem Martini returns to the subject of playwriting, turning his attention to the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. Outlining the major playwrights of the era, their major works, and the impact they had on our modern understanding of drama, Martini weaves his direct, informative, and entertaining style through centuries of dramatic evolution to show us exactly what the first dramatists have to say to contemporary playwrights.

Clem Martini

Clem Martini has produced more than thirty plays, and has published nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Calgary Book Award-winning Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness. He has volunteered for and worked with a number of writing related organizations including: The Writers Guild of Canada, Alberta Playwrights Network, Access Copyright, and the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. Additionally, Martini sits as a committee member on the Senate Commission for Mental Health. He is currently Head of the Drama Department at the University of Calgary. He lives in Calgary with his wife Cheryl.

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