Creative Writing Drama

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creative Writing Drama

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to develop your skills in dramatic writing through workshops, explore elements and problems of dramatic composition, and see ?characters? from a writer?s, actor's and director's perspective. We shall look at how a scene is built, how to use dialogue to tell a story moving from one scene to another, how and when to use dramatic monologue and shall investigate the relationship between realism and artifice.
    Primary/introductory reading:
    Peter Brooke, The Empty Space
    David Mamet, On Directing
    Alan Ayckbourn, The Crafty Art of Playmaking
    Val Taylor, Stage Writing: Practical Guide
    Steve Gooch, Writing a Play

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