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Master Class in Story Structure

  • 23 Jun 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists, Theater
  • 32


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Master Class in Story Structure
Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

General Price $49

You never really learn how to write a play. You only learn how to write this play. --Moss Hart

There is no formula for a successful play or "rules" for how to write one. However, dramatic stories through the ages often reflect certain common storytelling principles that can be adapted to your individual needs once you understand what they are. This special lecture-based intensive takes an in-depth, analytical look at the dramatic structure of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, the play that earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and numerous other awards and honors. This analysis will trigger a series of questions about the dramatic structure of a play that you are writing, revising, or thinking about now. It is advisable, though not necessary, to read Doubt in advance. However, the main focus will be on your unique script and how it is made. If you are a beginning playwright, you can use the questions as an introduction to story development.

Sessions/Weekday 1 Saturday
Start/End Date June 23 
Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm


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