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The plot against drama: dramaturgy in the age of Netflix (Steve Waters inaugural lecture 14 January 2020)
In this very personal lecture, playwright Prof Steve 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?
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