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You Can Produce a Staged Reading of Your Screenplay – Here’s How. Actors (from left) Ross Buran, Madeline Zima, Betsy Sodaro and Abbey McBride read through a feature length screenplay in front of a live audience.

You Can Produce a Staged Reading of Your Screenplay – Here’s How

About - Incoming Festival. Incoming Festival celebrates the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK and beyond.

About - Incoming Festival

Offering a platform for emerging theatre companies to have their work shown in London, Incoming Festival gives audiences the chance to see the most explosive new companies at the forefront of theatre-making. All the companies presented during Incoming Festival define themselves as “emerging”, be it in their performance work, as a company or within the industry. Incoming Festival aims to bring audiences and theatre companies together for a shared adventure. About - Incoming Festival. Current and Forthcoming Shakespeare Productions. Current and Forthcoming Shakespeare Productions in the UK January 2017 onwards.

Current and Forthcoming Shakespeare Productions

The Two Angry Women of Abington. Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers. The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories.

Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers

But Marlowe is enjoying the next best thing – taking centre stage alongside his great Elizabethan rival with a credit as co-writer of the three Henry VI plays. The two dramatists will appear jointly on each of the three title pages of the plays within the New Oxford Shakespeare, a landmark project to be published by Oxford University Press this month. Using old-fashioned scholarship and 21st-century computerised tools to analyse texts, the edition’s international scholars have contended that Shakespeare’s collaboration with other playwrights was far more extensive than has been realised until now.

Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three are among as many as 17 plays that they now believe contain writing by other people, sometimes several hands. It more than doubles the figure in the previous Oxford Shakespeare, published 30 years ago. MEET THE READER: What I Look For. Ray Morton is a writer, senior contributor to Script Magazine and script consultant.

MEET THE READER: What I Look For

His new book A Quick Guide to Screenwriting is now available online and in bookstores. Follow Ray on Twitter: @RayMorton1 Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! 38 Reasons Why Your Screenplay Isn't Getting Recommended by a Script Reader. The first audience for your screenplay (besides yourself) is a reader.

38 Reasons Why Your Screenplay Isn't Getting Recommended by a Script Reader

Certainly, this reader can be a friend, a partner, a spouse, your mom -- all put-upon by your request to read your script, by the way -- but eventually, your script will find its way to a professional script reader. These script readers are the gatekeepers to the agents, managers and producers who may actually be able to help a screenplay become a movie. And one of these script readers recently created an infographic listing 38 recurring problems that keep screenplays from being recommended.

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The Key To Better Work? E-mail Less, Flow More. Have you ever felt like all you do is check your e-mail?

The Key To Better Work? E-mail Less, Flow More

You Are Not a Storyteller. A video has been making the rounds that seems to have quite a few people riled up.

You Are Not a Storyteller

FITC Events, a company that puts together conferences and seminars around topics like technology, business, and design, sat down with designer Stefan Sagmeister to discuss his thoughts on the idea of storytelling. Essentially he said that if you’re not in the business of telling actual stories, you shouldn’t be calling yourself a storyteller, and that those people who do tell stories, don’t necessarily see themselves that way — though he uses a bit more colorful language in his response in the video: And some background on Stefan: Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum.

Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy Awards for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. What Makes a Character Sympathetic? This Video Essay from Screentakes Explains. One of the most challenging aspects of screenwriting is creating multidimensional characters that your audience can identify with, relate to, and be entertained by.

What Makes a Character Sympathetic? This Video Essay from Screentakes Explains

Many times when I get hung up I ask myself, and maybe you do too, “Is my character likable enough to make the audience want to root for him/her throughout the entire story?” Martin Scorsese Breaks Down the Difference Between Story & Plot. What is story?

Martin Scorsese Breaks Down the Difference Between Story & Plot

What is plot? What is the sound of one hand clapping? Strategies to Make Sure You Actually Finish That Novel. Hey Charlie Jane, thanks for this post...you are always so inspiring! I'm the kinda person that likes to 'begin with the end in mind' (I think that's a Covey quote); I would prefer to specifically do an outline of how I want my novel to run. Unfortunately I had no solid plot ideas when November 1st rolled around. In fact, I haven't had very inspiring plot ideas since my early teens, I think.