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Master Class: Adapting Novels for the Stage
Lessons from a Master Playwright

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

In partnership with Hinterland.

Building on the lessons offered in the first class (Secrets of a Master Playwright: A Lecture and Discussion), this two-hour master class will focus on the writing mechanics of transforming a prose-based literary work into a stage play. Matthew Spangler will also discuss copyright concerns and strategies for gaining permission to adapt another's work. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at creating their own adaptation and are encouraged to bring along a short text or portion of a longer text they might want to adapt.

Hinterland

Admission: 
Members $49
Public $59
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Location: 
3rd Floor Library - Classroom A
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

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photograph of matthew spangler

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