Definition of playwriting in English:

playwriting

noun

mass noun
  • The activity or process of writing plays.

    • ‘One might have expected these trends-which so powerfully enhanced the position of drama and playwriting by the end of the seventeenth century-to develop and continue.’
    • ‘Around 1900, the Vienna School of dramatists, led by Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, created a new style of playwriting in Europe, featuring psychological drama.’
    • ‘What follows is equally preposterous as therapy and as playwriting.’
    • ‘He excelled at improv, won two awards for playwriting and was class valedictorian.’
    • ‘She also attended Yale Drama School for playwriting.’
    • ‘His work lies in the genre of Realism; a form of playwriting and producing that grew in the mid-twentieth century with playwrights like Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neill.’
    • ‘And she and Trista apparently both had appreciation for acting and playwriting.’
    • ‘Prizes for fiction, playwriting, children's literature, short films and poetry will also be awarded.’
    • ‘As for the rewards of playwriting, we know little of Shakespeare's personal finances.’
    • ‘She is particularly interested in the ways in which advances in literacy and playwriting tended to coincide, and with how the former directly affected the discovery of possibilities in the latter.’
    • ‘What did you attempt to impart to dramatists about playwriting at the National Playwrights Conference?’
    • ‘Entry-level playwriting texts always instruct neophytes to centre their dramas on key conflicts.’
    • ‘He was to boxing what Shakespeare was to playwriting.’
    • ‘My wish to express a wider, considered, view of playwriting and dramaturgy probably just came across as arrogance.’
    • ‘But perhaps I wish we had the talent that we have in fiction in playwriting, because I think our novelists are quite extraordinary.’
    • ‘Your musical theatre work is a neat combination of your acclaimed playwriting work and your scoring for theatre.’
    • ‘So much had he not given up the novel that he transported it lock, stock, and barrel into his playwriting, long speeches and all.’
    • ‘Several of the authors advocate the use of narrative elements normally associated with novel writing and playwriting as a means of engaging readers in a story.’
    • ‘Prolific playwriting genius Alan Ayckbourn has another of his creations on the Malvern stage next week.’
    • ‘We've been talking about playwriting and all sorts of different literary movements.’

Pronunciation

playwriting

/ˈpleɪrʌɪtɪŋ/