Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story

Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story

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The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological journey to the heart of all storytelling. In this exciting and wholly original book, John Yorke not only shows that there is truly a unifying shape to narrativea€”one that echoes the great fairytale journey into the woods, and one, like any great art, that comes from deep withina€”he explains why, too. With examples ranging from The Godfather to True Detective, Mad Men to Macbeth, and fairy tales to Forbrydelsen (The Killing), Yorke utilizes Shakespearean five-act structure as a key to analyzing all storytelling in all narrative forms, from film and television to theatre and novel-writinga€”a big step from the usual three-act approach. Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story is destined to sit alongside David Mameta€™s Three Uses of the Knife, Robert McKeea€™s Story, Syd Fielda€™s Screenplay, and Lajos Egria€™s The Art of Dramatic Writing as one of the most original, useful, and inspiring books ever on dramatic writing.... that which lies without. 28 Once that is recognized, the realization follows that the a#39;Heroa#39;s Journeya#39; isna#39;t just a ... It occurs (and writers follow it) unconsciously, which is why it appears in both Beowulf and Jaws. Ita#39;s not really mystical at all, but anbsp;...

Title:Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story
Author:John Yorke
Publisher:The Overlook Press - 2014-05-29


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