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    Fergus

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    Writing Drama

    Post  Fergus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:04 am

    Any aspiring playwrights on here? I'm quite new to the writing game, I'm working on a short piece at the moment about three Irish lads waiting for the end of the world. Anyone care to discuss ideas?
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    Re: Writing Drama

    Post  theswedisheditor on Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:25 am

    Shoot!

    Give me the rundown act by act.
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    Fergus

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    Post  Fergus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:25 am

    Well, I'm in the very early stages at the moment, so I don't have much beyond the initial concept and a few preliminary ideas.

    Basically, it's a one act play about three Irish lads in their mid-twenties who, having learned that the world may be about to end, decide to return to an old teenage haunt (a disused children's playground) to drink cider, talk bollocks, and wait for whatever might happen to happen.

    I want to present, in each of the characters, a different way in which someone might deal with the knowledge of their impending death. One character is visibly shaken (understandably) and extremely restless; another has begrudgingly accepted that if something does happen then there's nothing he can do to change it, and thus no reason to panic; and the third displays a sort of cheerful denial which actually masks a blind terror (Reading back on this, the characters seem very two-dimensional, but , as I've said, I'm still quite early on in the process, and I'm planning on fleshing them out a fair bit more).

    I have some more ideas for scenes during the play, but I want to get the framework down first.

    Anyone else have anything they're working on?
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    Re: Writing Drama

    Post  theswedisheditor on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:01 am

    Have you watched Melancholia by Lars von Trier?
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    Fergus

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    Re: Writing Drama

    Post  Fergus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:08 am

    theswedisheditor wrote:Have you watched Melancholia by Lars von Trier?

    I have not. Should I?
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    Re: Writing Drama

    Post  theswedisheditor on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:25 am

    Well it might put you off. But yes. Its about two sisters handling the impending apocalypse.
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    Fergus

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    Re: Writing Drama

    Post  Fergus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:30 am

    theswedisheditor wrote:Well it might put you off. But yes. Its about two sisters handling the impending apocalypse.

    Honestly, this is more of an exercise than anything else, so I think I'll keep with it. I might give the film a look though.

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