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Contemporary Theater Art” Seminar series No. 12: “Writing a Play Script and Teaching How to Write One”
25. May 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Topic: Writing a Play Script and Teaching How to Write One
Speaker: Guy Chenzi
Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2: 00 PM
Zoom Meeting: https://uni-goettingen.zoom.us/j/62861416226
Meeting ID: 628 6141 6226
1. Can we “learn” how to write a play? What are the pros and cons of playwriting “apprenticeships”?
2. Can we “teach” how to write a play? Is teaching playwriting equivalent to play diagnosis?
3. What is dramaturgy in the opinion of a playwright? How did I write “Hudec”?
Guo Chenzi, M.A., associate professor of Shanghai Theater Academy. Her works written include the dramas performed in black box theaters “Don’t Ask Who I Am”, “Love Slimming”, “Resurrection”, the musical drama “Zhong Kui”, “A Moment Is Not Forever”, the musical “Jews in Shanghai” (cooperation with others), stage plays “Hudec” and “Clear Ripples”, etc. She has published books Kunqu Opera: The Past Life I See in This Life, A Moment Is Not Forever – Guo Chenzi’s Drama Collection, The Curtain Opens – Guo Chenzi’s Drama Critic Collection and Chenzi Watching Dramas.
The Department of Theater, Film and TV Arts at Nanjing University
The Department of East Asian Studies, the University of Göttingen
The Center for Modern East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen
The Academic Confucius Institute at the University of Göttingen
The Journal of Ying Ming Theater
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Göttingen