The Role

Breaking Down A Part

1. Who Am I?

          The search for the character’s life prior to the play’s beginning.

2. What do I want?

          Overall character objectives.

3. Conditioning Forces

          a. Time

          b. Place

          c. Objects

          d. Event

4. Relationship

          a. My character’s relationship to the play.

          b. My basic relationship to the other characters.

          c. Breakdown of those relationships.

5. What do I want in the scene?

          Main objective.

6. What’s in my way?

          Obstacle.

7. Breakdown of Beats

          A beat starts when an immediate objective sets in, and is complete when

          it is succeeded or failed, and a new one sets in.

8. What do “I” do to get what “I” want?

          The action.

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