Here is an example of the script from the Godfather
The blinds are closed, and so the room is dark, and with patterned shadows. We are watching BONASERA over the shoulder of DON CORLEONE. TOM HAGEN sits near a small table, examining some paperwork, and SONNY CORLEONE stands impatiently by the window nearest his father, sipping from a glass of wine. We can HEAR music, and the laughter and voices of many people outside. DON CORLEONE Bonasera, we know each other for years, but this is the first time you come to me for help. I don't remember the last time you invited me to your house for coffee...even though our wives are friends. BONASERA What do you want of me? I'll give you anything you want, but do what I ask! DON CORLEONE And what is that Bonasera? BONASERA whispers into the DON's ear. DON CORLEONE No. You ask for too much. BONASERA I ask for Justice. DON CORLEONE The Court gave you justice. BONASERA An eye for an eye! DON CORLEONE But your daughter is still alive. BONASERA Then make them suffer as she suffers. How much shall I pay you. Both HAGEN and SONNY react. DON CORLEONE You never think to protect yourself with real friends. You think it's enough to be an American. All right, the Police protects you, there are Courts of Law, so you don't need a friend like me. But now you come to me and say Don Corleone, you must give me justice. And you don't ask in respect or friendship. And you don't think to call me Godfather; instead you come to my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder...for money. BONASERA America has been good to me... DON CORLEONE Then take the justice from the judge, the bitter with the sweet, Bonasera. But if you come to me with your friendship, your loyalty, then your enemies become my enemies, and then, believe me, they would fear you... Slowly, Bonasera bows his head and murmurs. BONASERA Be my friend. DON CORLEONE Good. From me you'll get Justice. BONASERA Godfather. DON CORLEONE Some day, and that day may never come, I would like to call upon you to do me a service in return.
Today, my dear students I am calling upon you do me a service:
I would like you to start writing a SCRIPT. Try to use as much vocabulary as you can from the unit we are doing. The idea is that you would be able to present a play selecting the best scripts of the group.
Be sure that before you write your script you have to:
1. Write the plot. (in few words describe what is the problem and which solution was given)
2. Write the characters. (After each character write a short description of what their role is and how they look like)
3. Write the setting, or settings. (Where and when does your story take place. Describe the place, and how are you going to let the audience know about the time, if you consider it important)
4. Start to write your SCRIPT. Be sure to write the Stage directions, and the dialogues that take place. Do not make it too long.
5. Post these parts into your blog.
After you finish, based on your classmates proposals, we will bring your script to a live show. Just like the one you just read is shown in the following video (starting in minute 1:35):