Writing for the Stage Course – The Basics
A 15hour course
over five 3hr sessions, ‘Writing for the
Stage-The Basics‘ gives you an inspiring hands-on experience whether you
are a beginner with a desire to start developing your own scripts or an
experienced playwright in search of an inspiring boost.
consists of a balanced program that covers the basics of script writing for the
stage with reference to the works of a selection of all-time beloved
playwrights, in conjunction with a more personal approach where you may experiment
with your own writing. Developed and delivered by the Paris based teacher,
playwright and theatre maker, Anton Bonnici, this course aims to fill a sadly
still neglected area in the Parisian Anglo-theatre scene – training in
professional writing for the stage.
Dates – Monday 24th to
Friday 28th of July 2019
Time – 7pm to 10pm
Venue – to be announced
Price – The full price is 350eur – 50eur
at the time of registration prior to the start of the course, and 300eur at the
start of the course on the 1st session.
Payments can be
made in Cheque, Cash or Bank Transfer.
1 – Habits, Stories & Structures
2 – Opening Moments
3 – Anatomy of a Scene Part 1
4 – Anatomy of a Scene Part 2
5 – Climax and Resolution
Over the five
sessions we’ll be exploiting each topic to discuss practical difficulties that
every playwright must face, but also more specific obstacles that the
individual writers on the course are facing in their own writing.
elucidate on specific strategies and choices we shall explore excerpts from a
selection of texts by William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Thornton Wilder, Peter
Shaffer, Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, Caryl Churchill and
session will involve a lecture based analysis of a text excerpt followed with
group discussion and individual writing exercises to test out specific skills
and writing strategies.
reading or knowledge of the texts is necessary for the course. All reading
materials will be provided.
interested, please get in touch via email on