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First Play Writing Prompt

Hi Gang,

Today we did a couple of exciting things.

First we went over a list of basic tips on writing classical theater. For many of the other theater styles we observed (Modernist, Absurdist, etc) these rules go out the window but for most theater these rules apply.

After reading them, we did a writing prompt to put them into practice.

PROMPT:

STEP 1 to 3 on a loose sheet of paper. 

Step One:

Invent two characters. Give them names and a few distinct personality traits. What is the relationship/history of these two characters?

Step Two:

Pick a location for these two characters to inhabit

Step Three:

Come up with an event that is coming up soon in the lives of these characters

AT THIS POINT YOU WILL EXCHANGE  YOUR PAPER WITH SOMEBODY ELSE

Step Four:

Write the opening of a play using the information provided by the sheet you are handed. Try to give us all this information as indirectly as possible.

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Author: pattersonmalvern

I am a teacher at Malvern Collegiate Institute. This is a blog to help students keep track of their work.

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