How to kill a genre ; The effectiveness of script read-throughs; or, an exergesis for a Master of Philosophy.

  • Noah Southam

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


When I started researching this project, I originally planned to just focus on screenplay read throughs, (the main reason I am doing the research in the first place is because I am planning a read-through of my first screenplay, ‘How To Kill A Genre’). However, while undertaking my literature review, I discovered there was another area closely related to read-throughs: prose writers who read their material out loud. I conducted a considerable amount of research on writers who read their work out loud. I am aware that screenwriters generally will not read their work out loud at any point during filmmaking (unless they are playing a character in the film). However, during the writing process, there are merits to reading the whole script out loud. Not just the dialogue, the action too. By doing this, the screenwriter will get a better understanding of their characters, find mistakes, which they can remove when they next revise their work.
Date of Award13 Feb 2016
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJulie-Anne Kelso (Supervisor)

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