Online workshop – Adapting from stage to screen with Mark Rosenblatt

Online workshop - Adapting from stage to screen with Mark Rosenblatt

Date(s) - Thu 10th Feb, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm

Adapting from stage to screen with Mark Rosenblatt

How do you begin to approach transforming stage plays for cinema? How do you take the very specific experience of watching a play and its frequently non-naturalistic conventions, and tell that same story in a more visual medium? Adaptation means resilience and survival in a changed environment. How do you ensure that what lies at the heart of the original survives, even if its form needs reimagining? 

 Using a sample text to stimulate a wider conversation, his own experience as a writer, as well as referencing work by other filmmakers, Mark’s practical workshop will offer some useful insights into the process. 


Mark has adapted 5 plays for screen - most recently co-writing MAKING NOISE QUIETLY based on Robert Holman’s acclaimed stage play of the same name, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and starring Deborah Findlay, and released in UK cinemas in 2019;  two short Shakespeare films for BFI and Shakespeare’s Globe, adapted from Anthony & Cleopatra and Henry VIII and shot on location in Cairo and Hampton Court respectively; and he has two screenplays in development, adapted from plays by Somerset Maugham .  

Please note, we can offer a small number of subsidised spaces for this workshop via our bursary scheme. If you experience a financial barrier to attending this event, please email us to discuss options at


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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