Ilearn@home Related Arts Drama Section Byron M. Lucas Writing a Greek Play: Today you will be writing a play. This is to be modeled after either a Greek Tragedy or a Greek Comedy, you chose. Your play must have at least 2 main characters. There must be a coherent plot. Please include a title and the setting for the play. It must include either or both of the following: Irony and/or Foreshadowing This play must be between 2 – 4 pages in length Can be typed or handwritten, but typed is preferred For fun, have your family and friends act out the play. Below is an example of a play: COMEDY Teacher’s Pet Setting: In a regular classroom. There are nine desks sitting in three rows. A teacher’s desk is in front of the desks. Students are moving to a seat when the action begins. (Bell Rings) Teacher: “Have a seat class.” Students: “Here we go again” “Do we have too” “I heard the bell” etc. Johnny: “Teacher, I am so excited about class today, what are we going to learn?” Teacher: “Thank you Johnny. Well, today we are going to discuss Greek plays.” Class: (groans) Johnny: “AMAZING!!!! I have always wanted to know about Greek plays...” Teacher: “Really? Greek plays? You? (long pause) Alrighty then, let’s begin” Notice the title is centered and the setting is placed under it to the left. There is a colon that follows the character names. Any movement, instruction, or stage direction is placed in parentheses. Please use your imagination and have fun!