Playwriting Workshop: How the World Works
The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, seen through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays.
The theatre, some playwrights will tell you, is the most versatile of media, needing nothing but space and imagination to exist. Playwrights can create entire universes of their own, set their own rules of physics and populate their worlds with whomever they choose.
This workshop with David Lane will focus on creating worlds and setting scenes, and how both can influence the structure of storytelling. You will also look at the worlds created by Shakespeare.
Suitable for all levels.
Saturday 13 October
11am - 4pm
£30/£20 members & concessions
Please note that you need to book tickets directly with the British Museum (phone 020 7323 8181) or from the Ticket Desk in the Great Court at the museum.
Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG.
Nearest Tubes: Russel Square, Goodge Street, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road.
David Lane has worked variously as a dramaturg, playwright and lecturer for eight years. He is convenor of Final Projects on the MA Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College and has taught dramaturgy and playwriting at Exeter University, City University, Brunel and Sussex. Writing credits include Threads (Theatre 503, 2010), One Hundred Per Cent Happy (Bristol Old Vic Ferment, 2010) and The Eighth Day (shortlisted for the Theatre 503 / Old Vic New Voices Award 2009).
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