Script Reading Basics


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From Page To Stage: Reading Script Basics

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Title Page Publisher You obtain the rights to produce a show from these companies. Playwright Title

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Copyright Page(s)

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Date of the opening first performance The theater in which the play was first preformed. The producers of the show The original cast Title and playwright In Race, David Mamet was both the playwright and the director. The production crew All reprinted scripts will have a page describing the information of the first performance of the play. New plays that have never been performed will not have this page.

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Character List and Setting

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Body of the Script Character names are generally capitalized at all times. Any stage directions or scene descriptions will be in italics. Here the first line of the script describes the setting as the interior of an office: INT. AN OFFICE

Summary: A powerpoint guide to the basic components of a script.