How to Write a Script for a Play


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Which statement best defines a plot?

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1. What are the three main parts of a script?

2. What do stage directions do for the script?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the different aspects of writing a script for a play with a quiz and worksheet combo. You'll review common terminology, the parts to a script and elements of a play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of:

  • What a plot is
  • The three main parts of a script
  • Why stage directions are important
  • The term for the problem the protagonist must resolve

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember the three main parts to a script
  • Interpreting information - verify that you know what stage directions do and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the elements of a play to answer a question about how a protagonist is led to the climax

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can read or watch the lesson called How to Write a Script for a Play. This lesson gives a more detailed account of:

  • What a play is
  • The main characters of a play
  • What the parts of a play are called and their purpose
  • What the scene description does for a play