Writing a Play: Script Format, Steps & Tips


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What are the two parts that make up the script of a play?

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1. What is the difference between an act and a scene?

2. Imagine you're writing a play and want to convey an in-depth expression of a character's thoughts, but without another character hearing what he or she has to say. Which of the following methods would you use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about writing plays? These questions test your understanding of important topics like the two parts of a play's script and the difference between a scene and an act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • A character's thoughts that are expressed to him/herself
  • Proper formatting for the script of a play
  • Technique for keeping the interest of the audience

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on writing plays
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the differences between an act and a scene in a play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two main parts of a play
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way a character can express their thoughts without other characters hearing them and a strategy for keeping the attention of the audience

Additional Learning

More information on writing plays is available from the lesson entitled Writing a Play: Script Format, Steps & Tips. You'll be taught about the following key concepts:

  • Definition of a play and a script
  • Organization of a script
  • How conflict makes the story interesting
  • What the play's resolution does