Number of Characters

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Order 'For me, it's always a question of trying to whittle things down to what the central question is and also what are the fewest number of characters I can have to make it fully dramatic. A play shouldn't have more characters than it needs at minimum and it shouldn't be any longer than it needs to be.'

-- Lee Blessing




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No matter what anybody says, here's a Rule with [almost] no exceptions: What really matters in the contemporary theatre is how may performers you'll need to play the number of characters you want -- not how many characters you have.

One-Character Plays


Then there's the quicksand of . . .

Kids as Characters

And the equally problematic . . .

Animals as Characters


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