Playwriting: Tutored Retreat
Actors and audience – writing for a live medium
Jessica Swale is an Olivier Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. Plays include Nell Gwynn, Blue Stockings and Thomas Tallis. Films include Summerland and The Horrible Histories Movie, plus numerous novel adaptations, an original TV series and writing for radio.
So you have an idea for a play. You may have some characters. An event, or a theme. But the big…
Take a blank sheet of paper. At the top of it, fill in the blanks of this statement:
If you think about plays you’ve enjoyed, that stay with you, and try and work out why they were memorable, the…
A quick exercise to show the importance of writing high stakes for your characters when writing a play.