Interp Practice Activity: Line by Line Script Analysis
Upon completion of this activity, courtesy of Debbie Simon, Tim Cornwell, and Meg Howell-Haymaker, students will be able to analyze what the character feels in every moment. Once students have a cutting, they should squish the lines down into one quarter of the page, and in the other three quarters of the page, write in what the character is thinking, or feeling, or communicating through their inflection. Who are they speaking to? Did they say what they meant? “I love you” might mean “I love you, but sometimes I hate you” or “I care so deeply about you.” This can also be done line by line or beat by beat (changing activities/shift of focus).