Play writing Assignment

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Play writing Assignment

  • Write a 2-4 page script based on one of the themes we discussed in class:
    • Love
    • Deception
    • Treachery
    • Betrayal
    • family issues
    • greed
    • social mores
  • Use a fairytale or Mother Goose type story (i.e. Jack and Jill, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, etc.) as the platform for your script
  • Write your scene in script form:
    • Descriptions of scenes or emotions written in italics
    • Character name, followed by a : followed by tab space, then dialogue begins
  • Select the genre of your choice (i.e. comedy, traditional tragedy, musical theatre, murder mystery, sci-fi etc.) for your scene.
  • Your play should have a maximum of 4 characters
  • Take creative liberties. Feel free to change names and places as you see fit
  • Bring typed copies of your scene to class (1 per character)
  • To write a successful script
    • Focus on creating 3-dimensional characters that have clear motivations
    • Define the conflict – what is the problem within the plot
    • Give your scene a title
  • INTRODUCTION INFORMATION (written at the top of your play)
    • Title – centered
    • Characters – list of their names, important info about them if necessary
    • Theme – what did you select
    • Genre – what did you select for your play
    • Fairytale – what did you select as your foundation
    • Conflict – what is the conflict you created
  • You will be graded on participation, creativity and adherence to the instructions

 

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