Shakespeare for Screenwriters Book Launch Event
At a Glance
Join us as we celebrate the launch of author J.M. Evenson's new book Shakespeare for Screenwriters September 21, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM at The Writers Store.
“To be, or not to be? That is the question.”
Millions of people worldwide recognize these as some of the most powerful lines ever written. They're part of one of the greatest masterpieces in the English language. They've captivated our imaginations for hundreds of years. And they're spoken by a character whose intricate psychological complexities continue to intrigue us.
Shakespeare's characters touch a nerve because they are raw, human, and utterly timeless. Every writer on Earth wishes they could create a character like Hamlet. But how did Shakespeare create characters of such compelling psychological depth? Why have his characters stood the test of time? How can we build that complexity into our own characters?
In the presentation, author J.M. Evenson will go over some tips and tricks we can learn from the Bard on how to create characters like Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Lear -- characters that stay in our imagination and stand the test of time. She will break Shakespeare's most beloved characters to discover what makes them so gripping -- and then show you how to capture that power in your own screenplays. In the process, you'll discover some powerful storytelling secrets from the one of the greatest writers who ever lived.
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Meet the Author: JM Evenson
J. M. Evenson received a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from UCLA’s famed School of Theater, Film and Television. At UCLA, she was awarded the Harmony Gold Screenwriting Prize and the Women In Film Eleanor Perry Writing Award and won top honors at the UCLA Showcase Screenwriting Contest. As a writer in Los Angeles, she has worked with a variety of studios and production houses, from DreamWorks to Focus Features. An awardwinning teacher of Shakespeare, composition, and film, Evenson currently teaches at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.