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English

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Creativity

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Writing short stage plays.

Writing fifteen minutes plays following step by step guidelines.

4.75 (19 reviews)

Students

1.5 hours

Content

Jan 2021

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What you will learn

How to write a 10-15 minute play, ready for production.


Description

Starting with the selection of ideas you will go step by step through the processes involved in making a scaled down play for performance.

  • Determining what a short play is and isn't in terms of length and narrative scope. 

  • Learning how to examine ideas to find the story in them.

  • Developing an idea into scenes which will then be further developed.

  • Looking at dialogue and trying some writing exercises to strengthen writing skills in this area.

  • When your play is finished, editing techniques can be considered as well as simple production ideas.

Your end result will be a piece of work you can produce for an audience viewing. A short play is a fantastic way of quickly getting your writing in front of people to entertain, inform and present your skills.


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Writing short stage plays.
Writing short stage plays.
Writing short stage plays.
Writing short stage plays.

Content

Introduction

Ideas and characters

Developing your ideas with a ten point plan.

Why use a ten point plan?

Converting your notes into developed scenes.

Starting and ending your play

Script Layout for a short play.

Dialogue

Why is dialogue important?

Editing your ten minute play.

Actors and directors.

Sets and Locations

Large White Loaf and a Tin of Rice - My play.

A work in progress - The Lofty Dame.

Finding short plays to inspire you.

What next?

What next?


Reviews

J
Jim19 February 2021

Great course that provides a really well-structured approach to writing a 10 minute play, which I'm currently doing for a project. Confident delivery and very useful tips and advise too!

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Robin11 January 2021

I love the concept of brainstorming ideas for shorts plays first and then allowing THAT to inspire the dialogue.

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Akos1 December 2020

Good content with many useful ideas. I found the video transitions' lame quality very annoying though.

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Claire18 August 2019

I enjoyed the majority of this workshop. There was a lot of information to organize ideas and tips as to how to develop a script, and characters.

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Rita16 July 2019

Expected more. I thought that this was the beginning. Turns out this is all it was. Could not access the resource material. I thought if I was only able to access the 10 point plan that would be sufficient but I wasn't even able to do that. Disappointed and left to my own devices.

K
Kelly17 June 2019

The instructor details the background process of writing a play well. Using her ideas will prevent the student from spending time focusing on creating relationships without a purpose.


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Udemy ID

5/14/2018

Course created date

1/23/2021

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