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playwriting

[pley-rahy-ting] /ˈpleɪˌraɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art or technique of writing theatrical plays; the work or profession of a playwright.
Origin of playwriting
1895-1900
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.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock
  • 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
  • playwriting appears to present more difficulties than I thought.

  • Certain of them are excellent models for those who are experimenting with playwriting.

    One-Act Plays Various
  • These are the vital questions in the art of both shipbuilding and playwriting.

  • You can learn journalism outside a newspaper, playwriting by theory, French without a master.

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