Character Sketches – Jan 18, 2016


Today we went around the circle and described the plays that were written as homework this week. Some very interesting plot lines! I can’t wait to read them and discover what premises were used to write them.

This week’s assignment is about character. It’s important when writing a play to provide background info about all the characters in the play. It provides a motivation for why the characters behave the way they do.

So, students will create character profiles in three areas: Physiological, Sociological, and Psychological. They will either use the characters in the play they’ve already written, or create new interesting and exciting characters.

Have them ready for next Monday (January 25) because we will need them for an activity!

Here’s the handout:

character sketches


epic tale characters

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