Nuances of Scripting for Theatre

There many stereotypes about writing a script. For instance when we consider a Scriptwriter we envision them sitting in the countryside, tasting a hot mug of espresso with a pen and a diary, gazing at the excellence of the dusk, and composing a stunning story. This might be true at times but not every story is written like that, instead, it takes a lot of brainstorming even when you already know the main idea which you want to showcase through your play. If you go to your scriptwriter’s house or working space, you will definitely find a pile of drafts near their writing space. A story is not composed on one go, but if you look at their writing journey you’ll find many drafts and changes on the way. One needs to consider various aspects while writing a script for theatre. Writing comes with many challenges such as a limited amount of time, a limited setting can be chaotic at times though it’s not impossible to solve them. First of all, every scriptwriter has its own extraordinary method of scripting, there is no correct way. They learn and develop and progress through writing in their profession. While composing a play one envisions how the story will be shown before the crowd, they consider various approaches to bring the characters to life, form a stunning story that astonishes the crowd and has a long effect on their lives. One needs to consider various aspects while scripting for a theatre such as it should be culture friendly or audience-friendly, audience’s cultural background, age, gender, education and every aspect of the target group no matter how weird it may seem must be taken into consideration while composing, so that the audience is engaged and cultural friendly will be exciting and may not hurt their sentiments in any way possible. Because the power of a pen which can unite a nation also can be the same reason for its separation.

Creating an amazing and interesting plot is a skill, if there is no plot then your story won’t go anywhere. The plot drives your story, taking you, your crowd, and your characters from the earliest starting point as far as possible. The more interesting your plot is, the more people are attracted. Scriptwriters after composing the plot visualize the whole story and then make necessary changes, they preview the play before in their mind and look at the story through various perspectives and then finalize it.

When it comes to characters, every one of your characters ought to be novel and simple for the crowd to recognize. The characters are the main piece of any story. Furthermore, character development is fundamental to affect the audience. Not just focusing on the character’s traits and behaviour but also its surroundings. For instance, if you’ve added a character who was born and raised in open country or rural zone, typically wear dhotis and sarees. The characters might be changed by how individuals from rural regions walk, talk, and wear. You need to well research the surroundings. Go to the particular area observe the place, people, and culture. if unable to visit, surfing through the internet always helps.

What makes every story unique? The special twist in a scene or even the smallest dialogue becomes legendary and uplifts the whole play. That’s the same reason why every writer’s thoughts differ. Everyone has a different perspective so before criticizing a play or blaming the scriptwriter one should first see their side of the story, what all they had to go through. One needs to adapt parallel ways of thinking before putting allegations on writers or the people behind the curtains. It takes courage to be a writer, to showcase their part of the story to the world out there. Rightly said by Ewan McGregor “The script, I always believe, is the foundation of everything.” And the writer is the beginner of this foundation, trust me it is not as simple as it may seem but also not impossible.

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