Types of Scripts


Stage Play or Screenplay? Play vs Screenplay

In our exploration of different script formats, we’ll begin by considering how screenplays differ from play scripts using Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County.

August: Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another. SOURCE

Screenplay of August: Osage County (p. 71 for the scene we will watch)

Final Draft Article: “Screenplay, Teleplay, Stage Play–What’s The Difference?

Format Examples from Final Draft

Film on Dave’s Amazon account (1:12:20 remaining).

Kansas City Rep’s Production



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