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Script Definition: the written dialogue, description, and directions provided by the playwright Describe the setting of the play so that the crew can determine the setting, scenery, and props Put the characters’ names in bold before their line of dialogue Separate the characters’ names and dialogue with a colon Put stage directions in parentheses
Storyline (Plot) Definition: The storyline or arrangement of action The main events of the story Should be simple and easy to understand Usually, the author or playwright base the plot on experiences that they have had
Character Definition: a person portrayed in a drama, novel, or other artistic piece who is doing the action Should be one central character Characters should be interesting and believable
Story Organization Definition: how the story is told The beginning, middle, and end of the story
Setting Definition: where the action of a play takes place Includes time and place Affects how the story is told
Dialogue Definition: the spoken conversation used by two or more characters to express thoughts, feelings, and actions Can explain the plot Allows us to learn more about the characters and who they are
Monologue Definition: a long speech made by one person
Conflict Definition: the internal (inside a person) or external (between people) struggle between opposing forces, ideas, or interests Causes tension The reader/audience wants the problem to be resolved
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