ADAPT ABILITY – THE ART OF ADAPTATION
The best adaptations are not rewrites but reinventions.
Whether you adapt your own work or someone else's, in this workshop you can learn how to transform material from one medium to another, creating an original new work that is also faithful to the spirit of its source.
Successful adaptation requires you to stay in touch with the material's origins, but also to make it entirely your own - because if you're not doing your own best, inspired, original work, you're not doing your job.
The secret of adapting your own material is treat it as someone else's work. It's often harder to adapt your own material than another person's. For one thing, the original writer is always there, giving you a hard time.
But whatever the source of the material you're adapting, you can use the same key steps and techniques to produce a unique new work that evolves naturally from its predecessor and takes it a step further on its creative journey.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
Ways of telling a story.
The strengths of each medium.
Adapting plot (what happens).
Adapting story (why it happens).
Pitfalls, successes, failures.
Examples and comparisons.
Assessing your idea.
Workshopping your story.
Please note, places are strictly limited to SIX students: this is a workshop based on exercises, participation and personal feedback, not a lecture.
VENUE : ONLINE WORKSHOP
£99 Full price
We offer the concessionary rate to all Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and bring evidence of membership to the course.
Email or phone: 07958 244656
PAUL BASSETT DAVIES
is a highly experienced writer, director and actor. He founded Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He created a series of one-man shows, two of which were Perrier Award finalists at the Edinburgh Festival, and adapted them for BBC radio. He has also adapted one of his short stories, 'Tommy the Voice' into a radio drama, adapted the children's TV series 'The Magic Roundabout' into a feature animation film, and transformed his own radio sitcom into a stage show.
Paul's new novel, 'Please do not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends' is published in May 2020
His previous novel, 'Dead Writers in Rehab' is available in bookshops and HERE.
His first book, 'Utter Folly' ("A very funny novel" - Jack Dee) is available on Amazon HERE