The Seven Basic Plots with Christopher Brooker


On Friday, March 29th, in the run-up to the London Screenwriters’ Festival, we continue a series of LondonSWF replays, the very best of our past events replayed live. 

The Friday Online, LSFReplay: The Seven Basic Plots

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Christopher Booker will examine the basis of storytelling, providing an answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of ‘basic stories’ in the world. Using examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, he will show that there are seven archetypal themes that recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are ‘programmed’ to imagine stories in these ways and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology.

Chris Jones

www.LondonSWF.com

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