Make-up, costume and effects are not so important in a skit as they are in this stage-play, so dialogue is more essential.
Writing 06 - Write a Skit
Books are forms of expression and they can be either factual, like biographies or autobiographies, or fictional, like novels or short stories. But books are not alone; theatre, drama, movies, music concerts and standup comedy are all forms of expression for people's ideas.
Each form of expression has its own effectiveness in communicating the author's thoughts. There are instances where a particular form of expression is more effective because of the inherent qualities it has. For instance, in a book an author can describe a beautiful place in Kashmir with the choicest of adjectives but in a movie the same place can be captured on film and screened in all its glory, allowing the viewer to enjoy its beauty with his own eye. Similarly, an author can describe an intimate scene between two lovers or a cat fight between two persons in graphic detail but the same scenes, when acted out with appropriate characters and dialogue, can capture the imagination of the viewer and leave a more lasting impression than the description given in a book.
Theatre, drama, skits, movies and ballets are forms of expression that enhance the experience for the viewer and drive home the message more forcefully. A skit is a form of drama or play that has the potential to impact the viewer in a forceful way and communicate one or at the most two messages. Skits are useful in informal situations and for classroom purposes. Skits do not involve elaborate sets and can be put together fairly quickly. All the rudiments of theatre are found in skits and they turn out to be excellent learning experiences especially for characterisation, dialogues, settings and idea generation. It is useful to understand the nuances of skits and to learn how to write one. Take the quiz that follows and hone your skit writing skills.