WALTER as privately as possible under MAMA S gaze Hello Wil lie Did you get the

Walter as privately as possible under mama s gaze

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WALTER (as privately as possible under MAMA' S gaze): Hello, Wil- lie. Did you get the papers from the lawyer? . . . No, no yet. I told you the mailman doesn't get here till ten-thirty . . . No I'll come there . . . Yeah! Right away. (He hangs up and goes for PARENTHETICAL - blocking note his coat.) BENEATHA: Brother, where did Ruth go? WALTER (as he exits): How should I know! PARENTHETICAL - blocking note TRAVIS: Aw come on, Grandma. Can I go outside? MAMA: Oh, I guess so. You stay right in front of the house, though, and keep a good lookout for the postman. TRAVIS: Yes'm. (He darts into bedroom for stickball and bat, Specific PROPERTIES note reenters, and sees BENEATHA on her knees spraying under sofa PARENTHETICAL - blocking note with behind upraised. He edges closer to the target, takes aim, and lets her have it. She screams.)
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This first example (above) is from a published script , but when a playwright first completes the play, when it’s being used for its intended purpose of being a “blueprint” for a production, it appears differently. The second example (below) is what a working script looks like. Notice the differences: The opening setting description and stage direction is indented 2.5 inches and is in parenthesis, not italics. All of the following stage directions are indented 2 inches. The character names are centered. Continued dialogue from one page to the next is indicated by repeating the name of the speaking character followed by “ (con’t)” at the top of the next page. The differences have to do with the practicalities of theatre. The format below is standardized so that all theatre professionals – actors, directors, designers, producers, technicians – are familiar with the look and conventions of the working script . According to this format, one page of a script equals about one- minute of stage action; so a 90-page script will be 90 minutes in the theatre.
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  • Spring '08
  • Kratochvil,K
  • housekeeping, Homemaker, stage directions, Mama

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