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The plot against drama: dramaturgy in the age of Netflix



Tuesday 14 January 2020, 6:30pm


Julian Study Centre, UEA

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Tuesday 14 January 2020, 6.30pm

The plot against drama: dramaturgy in the age of Netflix

Prof Steve Waters - School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Lecture Theatre, Julian Study Centre, UEA

In this very personal lecture, playwright Prof Waters will ask what exactly is happening to drama in a world of on-demand storytelling.  In an age of stories as franchises, narratives without limit and globalised reach, what happens to tragedy or dramatic intensity? Does too much drama defeat drama itself, jeopardising the very idea of dramatic time? And is the primacy of plot eclipsing the true meaning of stories?  

Inaugural lectures recognise and celebrate the promotion of UEA academics to the position of professor, whilst giving audiences the chance to hear about their research and its impact on society. These lectures are free and open to all, and there's no need to book; simply turn up on the night, or watch live via YouTube. Each lecture is followed by a free drinks reception, with a chance to meet the speaker and ask them questions about their research.

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