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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2007 08:17 pm
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Hi! My name is Rudy. I discovered this site today, and it looks very interesting. Is there room for a complete noob or neophyte here?

I would like to learn about writing plays.

Actually, I have a school ssignment for a play. I have to write the first parts of a play.

I have no idea where to begin.

Is there a place in here where i can ask questions. I would like to learn how to compose an act and scene.

What components there are to an act or a scene and how they are related.

Any help is appreciated.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2007 08:53 pm
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Rudy,

Welcome to The Playwrights' Forum.  There's plenty of room here for you. 

To ask questions, go to near the bottom of the opening page where it says "Questions & Answers" and ask away.

I have a question for you.  Are you really interested in becoming a playwright or do you only need to get through your class assignment?  Your answer will help us determine how best we can help you.

Laughter, bravos and fabulous lighting,
~Edd

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2007 12:02 am
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Oh I am very interested in writing plays. I am all fired-up.

I'll post my questions in the area indicated. I am so thrilled to be here. Thank you so very much.

Thank you edd.

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I was wondering, can I post my noobish play somewhere in here for people to crit? I am a bit self conscious of this since it would be my first play. I have started something, but I plan to trash it in favor of something better.

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Rudy,

Go through the list of topics till you come to "Critique My Play" and post it there.  It's best to keep the number of pages you post to 10 or less since you take the chance of not having it read if it's longer than that.


Have you read a play today?
~Edd

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Thanks Edd.

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I thought maybe I should ask this while I am here

I have a template for my play in MS Word, but I was wondering how  would incorporate the fact that I will be using cetain mechanisms to mimick real world environmental conditions, into the script?

Example:

1.I will have a prop in the background to mimmick the openning of a cave.

2.The costumes of the actors.

3.To conserve space and for a special effect I will have three different events appearing in succession on the stage through the use of illumination.
In other words I have at one point divided the stage into 3 areas that are in darkness, as one lights up to reveal an event, another becomes darkened and so on.

4.Finally I have the effect of light being cast unto the stage in the form of light beams from above to mimmick something like a search light you might see from a helicopter.

Apart from describing what is actually taking place in the story, how does one incorporate the numbered issues in to the script so as not to violate industry manuscript standards?

Thank you kindly.

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Welcome, Rudy.

It's going to be fun watching you grow.

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