Writing authentic dialect is a powerful tool for playwrights. Get it right and you can add an extra layer of originality to your writing and bring depth to your characters and their world. Get it wrong and your characters will be more ‘cringe’ than credible…
During this course, you’ll pick up key tips for tuning your ears to the finer details of dialect. You’ll explore speech patterns, rhythm and slang, and consider how class affects the way people speak. You’ll look at the best way to convey the specific details of dialect in your script, whilst keeping things clear and coherent for those reading or performing it.
This course will be live from 13 November 2018
Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write
Welcome to Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write. In this course, we'll be exploring how you can ramp up your dialect writing skills and add a new dimension to your characters!
- Session 1: Getting Started
- Session 2: Transcribing
- Session 3: Dialect and Stereotype
- Session 4: Writing in your own Dialect
- Session 5: Writing in a New Dialect
- Session 6: Research and Bible
- Session 7: Masters of Dialect Part 1 (Tennessee Williams)
- Session 8: Masters of Dialect Part 2 (Debbie Tucker Green)
- Session: 9: Masters of Dialect Part 3 (John Godber)
- Session 10: Putting it all Together