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playwriting

[pley-rahy-ting]
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  1. the art or technique of writing theatrical plays; the work or profession of a playwright.
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Origin of playwriting

First recorded in 1895–1900; play + writing
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  • At this time, young Dunlap was introduced to the stony paths of playwriting.

    Andr

    William Dunlap

  • A critic might prove that playwriting was not an art on the majority of the evidence.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Often the hardest work in playwriting has to be done after the play has been produced.

  • All themes, so they be human, are welcome to him, from art criticism to playwriting.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • If this is what's going into your playwriting, I'm all for it.

    The Mind Digger

    Winston Marks