1/8 Drama Agenda

In small groups, please read the following shorts story:

A girl and her father were driving along a country road on their way home when they saw a young girl hitchhiking. They stopped and picked her up and she got in the back seat. She told the girl and her father that she lived in a house about five miles up the road. She didn’t say anything after that but just turned to watch out the window. When the father saw the house he drove up to it and turned around to tell the girl they had arrived – but she wasn’t there. Both he and his daughter were really mystified and decided to knock on the door and tell the people what had happened. They told him they had once had a daughter who answered the description of the girl they supposedly had picked up, but she had disappeared some years ago and had last been seen hitchhiking on this very road. Today would have been her birthday.

2. Construct a short screenplay based on the story making sure you use standard screenplay format. This should include:
● More than one scene;
● Screen directions;
● Dialogue.

3. Allocate parts (including a ‘narrator’ for slug lines and directions) to members of the group and prepare a reading of your script for presentation to the class.

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