From Screen To Stage (And Sometimes Song)

Room: D204/5

with Shaun McKenna

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In this session Shaun McKenna will discuss four of his projects that have been adapted from screen to other media.  Shaun will talk about his experiences doing Smiles Of A Summer Night for Radio 4, then more (with illustrations and video clips) on The Lord Of The Rings and Ben Hur (both technically adapted from novels but designed to create the sense of being in a live movie).

Shaun will also discuss the advantages – both financial and to any writers career – of writing for the stage in an industry typically dominated by features and TV.

Shaun will then finish up with his award winning Ladies In Lavender which was directly adapted from Charles Dance’s screenplay.