Number of Characters
'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.
Then there's the quicksand of . . .
And the equally problematic . . .
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