Class: David Corbett - Staging the Conflict

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 10:00pm

Sat. Feb. 1, 10:00-4:00pm & Sun., Feb. 2, 10:00-1:00pm, $165

 

 

In this two-day weekend course, David Corbett, prize-winning author of The Art Of Character, will guide students through an in-depth examination of how to frame a story’s conflict through compelling, essential characters. Through a deep analysis of the major dramatic roles—protagonist, opponent, and a variety of secondary characters—the class will explore both the “Unity of Opposites” and “Four-Corner Conflict,” learning how to create moral and emotional complexity, heightened suspense, and dramatic tension. The class will also tackle specific story structure problems with unique conflict issues: the love story, the mystery, stories lacking an opponent, and more.

 

 

 

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