Difference between a good and bad writing lies in the ability of the writer to turn a great story into the play. A well-written story is nothing more than an essential element that has to be reworked for the theatre. The ability to turn that kind of story into a successful play is what makes a great scriptwriter.
In this post, we will talk about drama stories and scripts and what it takes to make a great drama play. If you want to learn more about drama script writing, then you should get a copy of The Skin of Our Teeth, or another excellent drama and read through it after you finish with reading this article.
Elements of a good drama script
Writing a story is comparatively easy to write a drama script due to the way you have to convey the story. In a theatre play, the actors have to convey the story and narration tends to disrupt the flow of the show. An excellent way to express the character feelings is inner monologue which is impossible to use in the show. Plays rely on dialogue and short bursts of speech to convey the plot and all of its elements to those that watch it.
The play is usually divided into three parts, and the primary focus of all of them has to be the same. The central plot point has to be accented in all parts of the play, and secondary plots can also exist, but they must have some form of connection with the main plot.
The dialogue should be the primary vehicle that brings the plot to the audience. Many aspiring writers tend to rely on the monologue which destroys the flow of the play. Monologue must be a part of the play, but it has to play the supporting role instead of being in the spotlight.