Why and how is playbuilding very different from writing a script ? (references to the elements of drama)

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Playbuilding is contrasted to scriptwriting in that the former is a collaborative, active process. A group of people, including but not limited to the actors, uses dramatic techniques to generate a performance and/or dramatic work. The product develops within the group's efforts and interactions, including game-playing, improvisation, and discussion.

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Playbuilding is contrasted to scriptwriting in that the former is a collaborative, active process. A group of people, including but not limited to the actors, uses dramatic techniques to generate a performance and/or dramatic work. The product develops within the group's efforts and interactions, including game-playing, improvisation, and discussion.

Any and all of the elements of drama may be incorporated. The classic Aristotelian elements are, plot, character, thought, diction, spectacle, and song.

Script writing is generally done by one author, but sometimes a pair or team, to yield a literary product that will likely exist distinct from any actor or production.

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