My first publication. My last throw of the dice. BACALAH comprises of two "post-modern" and "absurdist" scripts ; "AL-IMAN" & "CLAUSTROPHOBIA".
I cannot say that the pricing is based on all the time spent researching, thinking, writing and editing the scripts over many months, as that would be considered "unquantifiable".
Without any support, benefactors and sponsors, I can only say that the price of the book is enough to cover the printing and delivery charges, plus 1 Mcdonalds meal.
Throughout the years, I realise many people I meet, schools, even practitioners, confuses theatre with drama. I want to say that "drama" is a kind of theatre performance and there are many other types of performances under the "umbrella" of a "theatre show".
And personally, I do not like drama performances and I hardly write drama scripts. Even when I do, I will not write in in a template drama formula. Maybe if one day I have my own playwright sharing session or a play writing class, I can explain the differences to you and also share why I personally dislike drama scripts.
Therefore my 1st publication, with the title inspired by the 1st Qur'an verse, I hope it will be a revelation to all about the differences and the variation of theatre stage play scripts. There are more interesting concepts in theatre than just drama.
Thank you so much for the support. BACALAH is a sold out within 36 hours of announcement. I didn't expect that truthfully.
As I still have requests for the books, I will do a 2nd printing, which is suppose to arrive very soon. Once I have received the reprints, it will go back on sale ok?
Do keep a lookout for the reprint and share it with your friends.
And also to keep you and myself excited, I am going to publish 3 more titles within this year. A compilation of drama scripts, period plays and ensemble plays.
Thank you for the support again and I am very excited for the reprint and upcoming titles!
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