'Translating and adapting classical plays is a great way to learn craft . . .. Most new plays, by and large, are dramaturgically quite simple and, I think, similar. This has something to do with the need to write only two and three characters, and so . . . the way of crafting the scenes and the structure of the play, is pretty much set by this. But if you want, as I did, to write scenes with six or eight or nine people, suddenly it's a very different exercise.'
-- Richard Nelson
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