1. autumnknights

    autumnknights New Member

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    Play basics question

    Discussion in 'Scripts' started by autumnknights, Jun 15, 2018.

    When writing a play, do you have to change the scene every time the setting changes? for example, if a character was in one setting, in which was scene 1, and then moved to a different set, like they changed the set and the lights went black for the transition, would that have to be a scene change? even if it was extremely short?

    Kinda like:

    Scene 1

    scene is in classroom of students, teacher walks in

    TEACHER
    hello students, how are you?

    CLASS
    good

    TEACHER
    oh, I need my coffee

    teacher leaves class, scene changes to break room where teacher gets coffee
    so that's my example. would that technically be two scenes? like should I have said Scene 2 whenever the setting changed? please help, thank you!
     
  2. ChickenFreak

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    My first concern here is why you even have that incredibly brief first scene, one that presumably called for desks and several costumed actors, etc., etc. Why not start in the coffee room?

    But it sounds like you're asking mostly a formatting question, and there I don't know the answer.
     
  3. autumnknights

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    You accidentally quoted your words as if they were mine, up there. Would you mind fixing that? (Editing your post and killing all quote tags should do it.) Not sure why, but it makes me twitchy.
     
  5. matwoolf

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    Imperfect, but...


    Scene 1


    scene is in classroom of students, teacher walks in

    TEACHER
    hello students, how are you?

    CLASS SWAT 1
    good

    TEACHER
    oh, I need my coffee

    Scene 2
    Staffroom

    TEACHER
    I hate that kid. And where's my coffee?
     

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