How to Write About Theatre

Learn how to write about theatre with an experienced Guardian theatre critic.

2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label £25
Looking for productive things to do at home whilst in UK lockdown? In this lively and interactive workshop, Guardian critic Mark Fisher, author of How to Write About Theatre (Bloomsbury), will introduce the principles of theatre criticism and show you how to put them into practice.
You’ll journey from the present day into the past, learning lessons from history about how to think about theatre. He’ll show you how to discuss this most ephemeral of art forms – and how to make your writing come alive as you do so.
This online theatre reviewing workshop is a stimulating way to spend a couple of hours during lockdown. It also allows you to virtually meet the other participants who are often from all around the world, making for an exciting and global experience. This interactive experience also encourages lots of collaboration and discussion between the participants. Whether you’re an accomplished or amateur critic, a literature student or just have an interest in theatre and the arts, you’ll get a lot of inspiration and great tips.
Don't worry if you're new to writing or even theatre. This beginner-friendly online class welcomes people from all backgrounds and offers a non-judgemental space for participants to learn something new.
This rewarding two hours of discussion and debate will remind us of the value of theatre and art to society and hopefully, you will leave the virtual class feeling inspired to write and explore theatre further.
Knowledge required
Your teacher
Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a contributor to publications all over the world. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (2017) and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (2019), both Mark Fisher Ltd.
Mark is now focused on sharing his passion and love of theatre writing through his unique online writing workshops.

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2024-07-26 15:00:00
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