Playwriting I-Assignment 06-Music and Theater Arts Literature, Exercises for Playwriting and Drama. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (MA)
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Playwriting I-Assignment 06-Music and Theater Arts Literature, Exercises for Playwriting and Drama. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (MA)

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This class introduces the craft of writing for the theater. Through weekly assignments, in class writing exercises, and work on a sustained piece, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. We...
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Harrington 21M.604 Fall 2005 Week 6, Assignment Write a 10 minute play/scene where:

1. There is a clear EVENT. 2. Character A is willing to do ANYTHING to get what he/she wants. Character B

is equally motivated to keep Character A from getting what he/she wants. Character B must also want something. Keep the wants and obstacles strong. Be inventive. Make your characters worthy opponents.

In addition:

1. There has to be a chorus. The chorus must interrupt the action at least 3 times. The chorus can only speak from “found” text (a headline/ from a book/ a magazine/ an ad/ overheard conversations)

2. You must use 5 to 10 sounds effects (SFX) from your sound journals or that you devise for this scene.

3. Something has to be physically broken as a result of the action. 4. The scene must be in an interesting/evocative public space.

Be bold. Be larger than life. Go too far. In fact go way, way, way too far. Be outrageous. Be theatrical.

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