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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jean Battlo Playwriting Workshops

Come take advantage of this opportunity to learn some fundamentals of playwriting, particularly the concept of adaptation. Ms. Battlo’s own plays (like Shakespeare’s) draw from history, philosophy, literature, and personal writings; she will demonstrate how to create plot and other elements of drama by adapting from sources.

Ms. Battlo will conduct a writing workshop and discussion at Pike View High School on March 31, 2006 and a workshop for the community at the Summit Theater in Bluefield on April 1. Participants will be able to see Ms. Battlo’s brand new adaptation of Don Quixote, presented an assembly at Pike View High School on March 31, or at the Summit Theater in Bluefield on April 1.

Friday, March 31
8:30-9:30 AM: Pike View High School,
Presentation of Jean Battlo’s just completed adaptation of Don Quixote

9:40-11:00 AM: Pike View High School
Creative Writing Class, Jeannie Christianson
Jean Battlo: “Where Do Ideas Come From? A Playwright in Search of a Plot”: Workshop on adaptation

Saturday, April 1
10:00 AM-12 PM: Jean Battlo: Playwriting workshop, Summit Theater Bluefield, West Virginia

1:30 Presentation of Don Quixote

All events, thanks to the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia Writers, are free of charge

For more information contact Rob Merritt, Bluefield College, 276-326-4270,