All stories have a beginning a middle and an end; this also applies to playwrighting. The structure of a play refers to the progression of the plot and subplots. As we saw in the videos, the climax is the heightened moment of a play and deals with and overcomes a problem, obstacle or barrier that a character in the play is facing.
Scenes separate moments in the play and typically a change in scene is due to a change in location.
We have learned about plot, and we have learned about a basic structure. Now we will begin to create the world of the play and think of a story to tell!
To assist you with thinking of a story, choose one of the basic 7 plots, and map out the structure of your play. Consider the following questions when you are brainstorming:
You should feel free to change your plot as many times as you like until you are happy with the direction you are moving towards. Watch the video highlighting playwrights from the National Theatre in the UK about their approach to writing narrative. If you are having trouble thinking of a plot, check out these writing assistance generators. https://blog.reedsy.com/plot-generator/