SCENE 2 – INT English Classroom
(Small classroom with only around 10 students and a teacher in. They are engaged in an argumentative discussion in which WILL is getting aggravated. CALLUM remains quiet, only laughing when WILL starts to get angry.)
WILL (loudly): Surely you can’t say that? I mean there’s hardly any evidence in the novel.
TEACHER (Interrupting mid-sentence): Play.
WILL (quieter): Play to support your theory.
MARIA (calmly with a hint of enjoyment): What do you suppose it means then?
(Bell rings. All students start to pack away anything on their desks and begin to have little conversations amongst themselves.)
TEACHER (raising voice): Right. I want each of you to come up with your own view and (turns to MARIA) justify it using the text. See you next lesson.
(All leave the classroom.)