Why theatre authors are more powerful than screenwriters.
Gordon P. Firemark
AUGUST 3, 2013
Authors in theatre enjoy privileges and approval rights not held by their screenwriting brethren. Authors of theatrical plays and musicals enjoy significantly more prestige than their screenwriting counterparts. Why theatre authors are more powerful than screenwriters. Sometimes, this can lead to trouble for producers and playwrights alike. A recent article at The Guardian asks: “Should a playwright have the final say over a production?