There are few emotions that come close to the feeling that a scriptwriter gets sitting in the back of a theatre watching live actors perform his/her words, while an audience laughs and cries and eventually bursts into applause. It is like watching a chemical reaction that produces incredible energy, an energy that is unique to the theater. The energy that all begins with the script.
What Is Script Writing
Scriptwriting is the art of writing scripts for films, television, theater, and even video games. In this essay, we are going to be dealing purely with the know-how of scriptwriting for theater. As is the case with any dramatic art, in scriptwriting to there are no limits to subject or scale. There are many similarities between writing scripts for theatre and writing scripts for movies. Both of them are plays that tell which actors speak the various lines and what movements or facial features they should display. The main difference in the productions is that theatre scripts are performed live and the scripts for movies may go through several takes before the actors get the words and the actions just right.
A stage is a magical place. Live actors and a live audience make for an atmosphere no other area of the written word can duplicate. In the ancient days, people believed that the dramatic “poet” had the power and the duty to “teach and to please,” and it’s a tradition that lives on to this day. But before your play can teach and please anyone, you have to write it, rewrite it, submit it to theaters, and hope that one of them will want to produce it. It can be a long road, particularly because now more than ever, plays tend to get plenty of development (i.e. readings and workshops) before getting fully produced. A good scriptwriter typically has a lot of patience and perseverance to spare.