Review of ‘The Sequence Approach’ by Paul Gulino

I thought I would take a moment to review one of my latest buys: ‘The Sequence Approach; The hidden structure of successful screenplays’ (Paul Gulino Continuum press, 2004). I bought it at the recommendation of Colin and Jak from the London Scriptwriters Consultancy at one of their excellent ‘Soho screenwriters’ evenings. The way they used…

Theatre in the age of the intelligent machine

This is a long essay, over 20k words, that I wrote for fun in 1999. I basically take the paradigms of Brian Massumi’s ‘War in the age of intelligent machines’ and use his theories of network to take a good look at Theatre. This is pretty bold in that theatre is not thought of as a technology as such, though it very much is. There is a lot of thought in here, not always well organised, but looking back on it I am pretty astounded that I even started something like this. It’s obvious now that this *should* have been a Thesis for the Masters that I should have been doing at the time instead of teaching web design….