This is a helpful handout that walks students through how to mark up their script and plan their production.
It explains the definition of blocking - when a director determines an actor's movements and positions on stage.
It gives them an example from a play, where they can practice, and see the importance of writing in notes and placing their script on a two-page spread in a book so they have room for notes.
It also walks them through helpful tips on what's required to be written on a script
-entrances and exits
I always explain that when I first give them a script, it's "CLEAN" - no markings except what the playwright wanted.
When I see it during rehearsals, it should be getting marked up with notes and cues.
It's SUCH an important part of the rehearsal process that many of them don't realize at first.
Hope it helps!