Archive for January, 2010

The distance between Act I and Act II

January 1, 2010

One of the things I am interested in exploring as I develop my skills as a playwright is the distance between Act I and Act II.

Often there is no distance: Act II begins exactly at the moment where Act I left off. Sometimes there is a time gap, whether a day, week, month or year later when changes have taken place in the characters’ lives in the intervening time. But what I am talking about is not time distance. I’m talking about structural distance.

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