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Course

Story, Form and Structure

Dates
From 23/01/2018 to 09/02/2018
Days
Tuesday and Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Course description

This work shop will focus on three fundamental aspects of writing for the stage (story, form and structure) and how to make suret hey’re working in unison to bring the participants’ writing to life effectively.

Through detailed and rigorous discussion, breaking down existing plays and examining the work of each writer attending the group by means of practical exercises, participants will be encouraged to consider how these elements can work together effectively to push the ambition and scope of their work forward.

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Alistair McDowall

Alistair McDowall grew up in the North East of England.

Plays include: Zero for the Young Dudes! (National Theatre Connections 2017); X (Royal Court Theatre 2016); Pomona (RWCMD/Gate 2014; Orange Tree Theatre/Royal Exchange/National Theatre 2014/5); Talk Show (Royal Court Theatre 2013); Brilliant Adventures (Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival 2012; Royal Exchange, Manchester and Live Theatre, Newcastle 2013) and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre, Newcastle and Edinburgh Fringe 2013; UK tour 2014).

Hiswork has been translated and produced internationally.

You will find more information on Alistair here:

Aninterviewin The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/alistair-mcdowall-the-future-of-british-theatre-on-setting-a-play-on-pluto-and-sympathising-with-his-a6939136.html

A podcast by Alistair McDowall at the Royal Court Theatre website: https://royalcourttheatre.com/podcast/episode-7-alistair-mcdowall-talks-simon-stephens/

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