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Adapting a Classic

with Isobel McArthur

20th February 2020

This workshop will explore the unique benefits of drawing on classic texts and well-known stories to create new theatre.

We will cover how to choose your source material, clarify your aims as an artist in re-telling the story and how you can satisfy all the different types of audience member who go and see adaptations. There will also be an opportunity for each attendee to discuss their own current projects and any obstacles they might be facing in adapting a classic, from writing dialogue to approaching venues.

Isobel McArthur is an actor, writer and theatre-maker. Her writing for theatre includes one-woman multi-media comedy How to Sing it (Tron Theatre), Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound (Blood of the Young/Scottish Tour), A Christmas Carol (Pitlochry Festival Theatre) and the acclaimed Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) which is currently touring the UK. As an actor, Isobel has worked with The Lyceum Theatre, The Citizens Theatre, Summerhall, Tramway and The National Theatre of Scotland, amongst others.

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