|Is the dramatic action clear?
|Write a ‘character engine’ on the board
before reading the play out loud.
Character Obstacles Objectives:
|Is there tension and suspense to the
rising action of the play?
Has the playwright put the characters in a
crisis situation, as close to the climax as
Is the setting clear?
|Where are we?
How can we tell?
Are the conditioning forces of the
environment random, or do they contribute by heightening the
action of the play?
Are the characters realistic?
|Does the playwright know his main
character’s agenda at all times?
Has the playwright gotten inside his main
Do the characters sound real? Has the
playwright caught the characters' true