Monthly Archives: August 2015

Year One, Term Three

In term three, we started work on our Major Projects and explored Voice and Vision with our Master Ola Animashawun, had craft Masterclasses with our Master David Edgar, who created the UK’s first MA in Playwriting, and undertook a Lab project with the Bush Theatre and had our Taxi Tales show as part of London […]

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Term Two – Lab Project Four (by Titilola Ige)

“I’ve always considered women to be people.” There are a lot of young girls who attend drama workshops, go up for parts in school plays and who want to be actresses. These are the young girls who – if they do get acting roles – are dissatisfied by the type of roles they are given. […]

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Term Two – Radio (by Alexis Han Holdren)

Our course leader Jennifer Tuckett began the Radio module of Unit One by having the class listen to and examine a variety of radio drama case studies. The examples ranged from narratives that resembled audio books with sound effects, to extended monologues supplemented with musical scores and soundscapes laden with thematic and synaesthetic meaning, to […]

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Term Two – Lab Project Three (by Margaret Perry)

Our collaboration with ENO was an exciting opportunity to peek into the world of writing for opera. This consisted of two sessions, one with composer-librettist partnership Tansy Davis and Nick Drake and Natasha Freedman, the Head of ENO Bayliss, and a second session with a small company of singers and musicians. In the first session, […]

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Term Two – Lab Project Two (by Aurelia Rosegger)

Unit One – Lab Two consisted of a project we did with Fin Kennedy called Taxi Tales. The part of the project we focused on was to create monologues for taxi drivers to perform to their passengers while driving them around. The idea was to have taxi drivers perform these to audience members being driven […]

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Term Two – Philip Shelley, Writing for Television (by Gretha Viana)

From February to March MA Dramatic Writing had the pleasure to work alongside Philip Shelley who tasked us with developing ideas for a long-running drama series. Due to Philip’s  experience, having worked with several successful writers and producers, this suggested to me that our time with him was going to be precious. It was the beginning of […]

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Term Two – Digital Media, BBC (by Alex Young)

‘Long time viewer, first time visitor’. As an enthusiastic watcher of all things Beeb, I was pleased, if a little surprised, to discover they had asked us over for a visit. After several opportunities for us as a group to become volunteer background actors in several scenes for the BBC project ‘The Last Hours of […]

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Term Two – BBC, Digital Media (by Dan Waldron)

 Hello gentle readers — welcome.  Let me tell you about a great opportunity that we had this term. It involved: – The BBC Writersroom (http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom), – A newish venue for displaying digital content called The Space (http://www.thespace.org) – And our MA course, the blog for which you find yourself on at this very moment.  In […]

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Term Two – Nina Steiger, Digital Media (by Jorge Hernandez Jimenez)

The lessons with Nina Steiger started, as much of our ruminations have for the last eight months, with the following question: Why do we tell stories? From the first ten minutes of the session we get the most clear-cut answers from what’s already evident: stories are a nascent ability which exists to help the individual […]

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