'Ouija Board' or 'I vant to be alone'
Acoustics - Boxy and small room
Goal: To discover these two acoustics
Situation: Group playing the ouija board and a 'spirit' speaks. Can be male or female.
Being an Exercise, there is no need for exposition. Take it that the characters and the situation are established.
Studio Manager ...................
(1) Small room
(2) Boxy for the ghost
1. Narrator: Now we go over to the Spooky House for an Ouija Board session. We take up the ghostly get-together when there have been no magic knocks and things that go bump in the night as yet.
2. FX: GHOSTLY MUSIC
3. SX: ESTABLISH AMBIANCE OF THE OUIJA SESSION AND SMALL ROOM. GROUP ARE CONCENTRATING ON THE MOVEMENT OF THE OUIJA BOARD. LETTERS ARE BEING SPELT OUT. USE PARALANGUAGE.
4. JODIE: Uhh, that's 'G'. It's over to you, Cherry.
5. CHERRY: Definitely, umm, the glass says - 'A'
6. JERRIE: Over my side now, - 'R'
7. JODIE: Where's the glass going now? To - Jerrie.
8. SX: GLASS TRAVELS
9. JERRIE: I can't see, this is so slow.
10. FREDDIE: No, it's here, it's a 'B'.
11. CHERRY: So it's 'GARB', what's GARB, Freddie?
12. FREDDIE: Maybe it's Garbo. Greta Garbo. Now we're onto something.
13. JODIE: (imitating) 'I vant to be alone - '
14. CHERRY: It's off again. It's an 'A'.
15. JERRIE: (excitement in all) And a 'G". And - and -
16. CHERRY: Get me another drink.
17. FREDDIE: Shut up. It's on the move again, Cherry.
18. SX: GLASS TRAVELS
1. JODIE: It's - it's an 'F', what's GARBAGF?
2. FREDDIE: No. It's an 'E'. What's that?
3. CHERRY: It spells GARBAGE - garbage.
4. JERRIE: Garbage? Sums it up. Garbage in, garbage out.
5. JODIE: You pushed the glass. I bet you did.
6. JERRIE: We'd be better with Trivial Pursuits. It's less trivial.
7. CHERRY: Hold it everybody. Calm down. Remember, we're doing it for fun.
8. JERRIE: The only strange visitors we've had in this flat were those burglars last month.
9. JODIE: Don't mention them. I still can't sleep right.
10. CHERRY: It's OK, Jodie. We're together, aren't we?
11. FREDDIE: It's on the move again.
12. SX: GLASS MOVING
13. JERRIE: I'm not touching anything, - look, I'm not even near the table.
14. SX: GLASS BANGING ON TABLE THREE TIMES
15. CHERRY: Is that a yes or a no? (giggling)
16. SX MORE BANGING
17. JODIE: I can't stand this. It's like the burglars again.
18. GHOST: I vant to be alone (IN ACOUSTIC)
1. FREDDIE: You vant to be what?
2. GHOST: I vant to be alone
3. SX: BANGING
4. JODIE: You can leave us alone. Look under the table, Cherry.
5. CHERRY: Nothing. It's very 'Ghostly, madly, deeply'. I'll check outside.
6. SX: BANGING
7. GHOST: I vant to be alone.
8. JODIE: That's it. I'm off out of this.
9. FREDDIE: So am I.
10. SX: DOOR SLAM
11. JERRIE: Hey gang, come back - (OFF TOO)
12. GHOST: Now I am alone. (GHOSTLY LAUGHTER)
13. FX: (FINAL GHOSTLY MUSIC)
To welcome - Radio Drama Teaching and Learning Site
This site is organised by: Alan Beck, Drama Dept., University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
Level One: Your first script: 'The Ark' production and script for seven actors and seven production team Level Two: Your second Script: 'The Ouija Board' Level Three: Acting : objective-choice-action Acting : some key terms for the actor and director Level Four: Creative scripting and production exercises - hook and signposting, & montage, & music Level Five: How to produce a TRAIL & What is signposting? & Some advice about radio drama directing as a student
Directing the Monologue Questions for the Director and Actor Instructions for the Director More Instructions for the Director Instructions for the Actor Exercise Scripts
Level Seven : Script: 'We Go With'
Scripts: Dragon Colourlands The Egg-stremists Warm Up Act
TO Index 'A' to 'Z' for this site - use to navigate
To WELCOME PAGE
This site is 'Radio Drama - directing, acting, technical, learning & teaching, researching, styles, genres'.
This is part of a complete curriculum of scripts, techniques (acting & directing & post-production & genre styles), advice, sound files - effects and atmoses (with no copyright and so free to use), detailed script commentaries, etc. You are welcome to use these sites with no copyright restriction.
|The url of this site, 'Radio Drama Techniques', is: www.savoyhill.co.uk/technique|
|To Alan Beck's Radio Hub at http://www.savoyhill.co.uk|
|To Alan Beck's HOME PAGE at www.savoyhill.co.uk/alan|
|See more of Alan Beck's work at http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/WFAE/readings/beck/|
|IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL TO : firstname.lastname@example.org|
NAVIGATING THE SITE
|To index - This will give you an A to Z of all the content of this site.|
|Note: If the text is too small for you to read, go to VIEW on the top toolbar, then TEXT SIZE, and choose MEDIUM, LARGE or LARGER.|
|Navigate this site using the back arrow on the top left of the screen.|
|Use the FAVOURITES on the top toolbar, and create a FOLDER for this site 'Radio Drama Techniques', and FAVOURITE the WELCOME PAGE, and also various other pages in the site. So you can go to FAVOURITES, then the folder 'Radio Drama Techniques', and click on whatever you need. So nagivation around the site becomes quicker.|
|Copy and paste it into WORD in the following way - ON THE WEB PAGE - Select what you want to copy Or (if all - from the Top Toolbar) EDIT and then SELECT ALL - OPEN WORD - Edit - Paste Special - Unformatted Text|
|Use QUESTIONS - 'HOW DO I' - to navigate this site.|
Any opinions expressed in this site are the personal opinions of the owner of the site. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL TO : email@example.com