Monthly Archives: January 2015

Animation – Catherine Milne

As someone with a background in TV drama, I had assumed that animation would not be for me. How wrong I was! The sessions were really illuminating and blew apart any misconceptions I held. Animation is a form that has more in common with impressionism and poetry than film and telly, it is such fertile […]

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Lab project with Caroline Jester – Aurelia Rosegger

Our first Lab sessions were spent as part of a project called REPwrite, run by Caroline Jester. REPwrite is a project that is about trying to find a common, dramatic language using several languages within a collaboratively written scene. All the scenes were based around ongoing and passed issues that the EU has or was […]

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Short film – Titilola Ige

Man: Look David, who have you always wanted to meet? David: A naked woman. Man: What about Gary Neville?   Wish 143, 2009   There were many short films we watched for this module that were either nominated or had won awards. The question was why? What is it about these shorts that worked? Wish […]

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ENO session – Margaret Perry

Last term, some of our class attended a talk at the English National Opera. Held in a small beautiful room in London Coliseum, the home of ENO, the talk had the intimate feel of a literary salon. Librettist Amanda Holden discussed the role of the librettist in writing for opera with Martin Fitzpatrick, the ENO’s […]

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Fin Kennedy session – Max Sellers

A few weeks in we were introduced to Playwright / Artistic Producer, Fin Kennedy of Tamasha Theatre Company. Kennedy gave us an insight into the work he produces focusing mainly on his plays involving young people – in particular young Bangladeshi students who have a passion for the arts. We were shown a presentation of […]

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Final Lucy Kerbel sessions – Gretha Viana

  First term of Dramatic Writing class 2014 started exploring the business side of theatre industry with the awarding-winning Director Lucy Kerbel from Tonic Theatre. Along four weeks Lucy explored in her classes examples and showcases of different theatre types and styles and how that affect the writing process, she discussed the tips that leads […]

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Final Stephen Jeffreys’ sessions – Alexis Han Holdren

Our next three sessions with Stephen Jeffries were as informative and interesting as the first. On Day Two we continued concentrating on craft, but this time we discussed conventional narrative structures (Day One was spent mostly on conventional formatting structures). First we talked about the initial ‘idea-brewing’ stage of the playwriting process, and the various […]

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Week Two – Aurelia Rosegger

In our second week, Stephen Jeffreys introduced us to the nine stories (a derivative of the original seven stories) that define the thematic of plays and narratives. Within these nine stories, we explored the characterising moments of each story type, their content and the directions that these stories can take. Not only did this open […]

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Week One – Daniel Waldron

Today we had our first day of industry training – that is training into the business and professional practice side of theatre. Our tutor for the next four weeks is Lucy Kerbel. Lucy is an award-winning theatre director and Director of the Tonic Theatre. After a brief introduction, we were given our first task of […]

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Day One By Max Sellers

Blog: 1st day of MA Dramatic Writing Course Course Leader: Jennifer Tuckett Speaker: Stephen Jeffreys One might imagine the first day of any course to be a day involving administrative procedures, handshakes and the odd cup of tea. Indeed there were handshakes, tea and the odd moment where one of us would attempt to break […]

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