Create (in a separate document and then cut and paste here) a document that details your interpretation for all the scenes in the play. This document is more than a list of scenes and their synopsis, is should give an idea of how you are interpreting each scene. To begin, create an Excel or word document that is divided into many categories across the top. The categories must include:
- Scene Title
- Scene Number
- Pages in Scene
- Characters in Scene
- Interpreted Scene Synopsis
Once you have added these elements you can also include other elements, which may include:
- Main Actions/ Objectives
- Design Ideas
- Complicated Movement/Blocking/ Choreography
- Abstract Images/Ideas
- Playwright’s Intention
- Actor Coaching/ Games
- Ideas for other elements of the Play
Once you have created the categories of the document, you will label each scene down the side of the document. Divide the script into scenes based on what is designated in the script or what makes logical sense to you. Once you have divided the scenes and numbered them, title each one. The titles should be clear, strong and concise. They should sum up the basic story of the scene and how you are telling it (not just the facts but your point of view). Use action words (see The Actor’s Script for details on action words.) Once you have generated all this information and transferred it to your word and/or Excel document – fill in all the other sections of the Scene Sheets. The format you use is up to you. Be sure to make it clear, neat and well organized.
- Neat and well organized document.
- Through completion of all the categories for each section of the play.
- Additional thought to other elements as described above.