“The Crafty Art of Playmaking” by Alan Ayckbourn has some useful information on the art of playwriting. I especially enjoyed the highlighted “obvious rules” that Ayckbourn sprinkled throughout the book. They helped call attention to main points that were useful for me, an aspiring actress and script writer. I also thought it was interesting how it was divided into two sections, one on writing and the other on directing. From an actor’s perspective, it gave some helpful insight into the world of casting and directing. It also provided some good basic rules to refer to when playwriting. However, it was more of a brief overview of various aspects of a director/writer’s world, and didn’t focus too much time or attention on any one area.