Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

John Yorke

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 03-04-2014

£9.99

Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms – one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.

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Description

‘The best book on the subject I’ve read. Quite brilliant’ Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, HustleWe all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers’ Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms – one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within. From ancient myths to big-budget blockbusters, he gets to the root of the stories that are all around us, every day.’Marvellous’ Julian Fellowes ‘Terrifyingly clever … Packed with intelligent argument’ Evening Standard ‘The most important book about scriptwriting since William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade’ Peter Bowker, writer, Blackpool, Occupation, Eric and Ernie

Additional information

Weight 0.247 kg
Dimensions 19 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 336