- What is the story?
- What is the author trying to tell us?
- What is he getting at?
- What's the deeper meaning underneath the plot and all
- What's the main statement he's making to the
- What is the time period?
- What is the location?
- Where is the scene in the
- Always see the whole project divided into three separate parts:
beginning, middle, and end.
- You'll learn that if everything is a climax, nothing is a climax.
- What is the style?
- Each scene is there for a purpose.
- Where does the scene fit into the entire plan of the
- What effect
should it have on the audience?
- They come to be entertained.
- Don't become a great thinker.
- Decide what the scene is supposed to say, from the author's
point of view, not your own.
- What should the scene look
- Who is doing what to whom?
- What's the conflict?
- A casual conversation
is not a scene.
- A scene is a struggle of wills, a
contest, a kind of combat.
- The secret of drama is "difficulty".
- Don't make negative choices.
- Audiences lose interest in characters who
- Who's the protagonist?
- The person the audience is rooting for.
- Who's the antagonist?
- The person they are against.
- Who is the aggressor?
- That's the question that decides the staging.
- Same as what should the scene look like?
- The pattern of behavior.
- It's telling the story in movement.
- If the behavior is correct, even a deaf
audience will understand.
- Carry out the objectives in behavior.
- The story is told by what we see; the
dialogue has become secondary.
An actor or a director should definitely follow and learn
the above list on scene analysis.
"In the end, it
can't look like acting."