Worksheet Play Basics: Purpose

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Worksheet Play Basics: Purpose

This WORKSHEET will help you to become aware of what you do and don't know about "Play Basics".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select "True" if the Kelly's answer is true.  Select "False" if Kelly's answer isn't true.John: Why write a play?Kelly: Writing a play is more than just writing words down on a piece of paper.  A play is a work of art.  It is designed by the writer to make us think, to help us feel, and to get us to react somehow to the experience that the play provides.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the space provided, explain in 25 words or less what your play is about.
  • 3. 
    In the space below, explain how your characters and the situations that they find themselves in help the audience to appreciate your work.
  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of writing a play?
    • A. 

      The main point of writing a play is so that a person can read it alone.

    • B. 

      The main point of writing a play is so that people will act it out and both the audience and characters acting can enjoy a live performance.

    • C. 

      There isn't any point to writing a play.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 5. 
    Select "True" if Kelly's answer is true.  Select "False" if what Kelly says isn't correct.John: Hey there Kelly.  So, what is the difference between a narrative and a play?Kelly:  Well, the difference is that a narrative is read by someone or told to someone, and a play isn't read to anyone, instead the characters talk, act, and react to a set of circumstances.  Their reactions and dialogue help to form the play, and so the story is the play as it unfolds live before an audience's eyes.  Play's aren't short stories that are read by the audience, yet live perfofrmances that are witnessed by the audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False