“Writing is an art and those who master it can create history”, says Peter Salzano, a famous playwright and passionate tattoo lover. He developed an intense love for reading and writing from a very young age and went on to pursue a career in the same. His hard work paid off and he built a successful career as a playwright.
He was very of reading and his fondness grew into a passion as he started reading William Shakespeare. He drew great inspiration from Shakespeare’s works. Apart from this, he read a number of plays written by various authors at the beginning of his career.
According to Peter, reading those plays helped him understand the plots and twists that make a blockbuster play. He shares a list of plays that helped him improve himself as a playwright and move ahead in the career.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
A list of best plays cannot be completed without a Shakespearean play. This is one of the favourite plays of Peter Salzano. He quotes,” Though “Hamlet” is more profound and “Macbeth” a far more intense, but “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” gives the perfect idea of playwriting to beginners.” Even if you are not very proficient in Elizabethan language, this play is still a complete delight to read.
“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller is of the legendary playwrights whose contribution to American theatre is commendable. According to Peter, an aspiring playwright will get good exposure to the art of delivering blatant messages by reading this play.
“Bent” by Martin Sherman
“Bent” by Sherman is a traumatic play that pulls the rug beneath you. The play is full of puns and wordplays. The story revolves around the relationship between max and Rudy, a decadent gay couple in Berlin in 1934. The story demonstrates betrayal, love, passion and acceptance to oneself. The play beholds multiple emotion triggering plots making it a good read for new playwrights.
“Antigone” by Sophocles
According to Peter J Salzano, you should definitely read one Greek tragedy before starting a career as a playwright. “Antigone” is a very well written play featuring a powerful, defiant female as a central figure. The play is about one’s choices and their consequences. You will gain valuable insights reading this piece of literature by Sophocles.
Peter Salzano encourages beginners to read as much as they can because reading impacts your thoughts and thoughts give rise to creative writing. He tries to bring the best of the literature world to you through his blogs.