Sunday, December 2, 2018

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Act 3; Play Project Drafts Due

Period 1:

Please turn in your play draft. These are due today. Before you turn in your draft:
  • Check your spelling (make sure your comma usage is correct!)
  • Check your formatting (make sure your format is correct!)
  • Include a title page & a cast list and setting page
  • Check the rubric. Add, cut, specify:
    • Do you have a title? Does your title help focus your dramatic question or hook an audience?
    • Do you have a cast list? Are characters revealed by their actions and dialogue rather than stage directions?
    • Do you have a premise? Do you know what your play is about? 
    • Do you have a theme or message? Will an audience understand/become enlightened just as your characters are enlightened through the action, conflict, and dialogue of the play? 
    • Are unnecessary scenes removed, moved offstage, or relegated to a monologue?
    • Is the dialogue appropriate to contain the conflict of the play, to reveal character, and to create verisimilitude?
    • Do you constrict the unities of time, place, and action (if appropriate)? Did you write a play or a film script?
    • Does your play follow the advice of well-written plays and contemporary play examples in that it hooks an audience, asks a dramatic question, develops character through setting, plot, theme, and diction or dialogue? Does it have an inciting incident, rising action, complications, conflict, a crisis or dark moment (peripety) for your characters; does your play allow characters to undergo an epiphany or enlightenment (anagnorisis), and lead to a climax and resolution of the conflict?
    • Did you follow the advice given to you in class regarding script development through the readings and handouts provided for you, or from the examples covered in the plays we read in class or analyzed? 
  • If these things are true, please submit your play draft today to our Google classroom.
At 7:55 we will read Act 3 together of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Then we will continue screening act 3 from the film.

HOMEWORK: Complete your play drafts if you did not turn in your draft today. Read the rest of Act 2 of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. 

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