|You picked up on it, but yeah - that's exactly why they are there. This should be devilishly fun - the two kids are falling out of love, and their parents are falling in love, dooming them to become step siblings.
Explicitly stating that would help.
And I really do like keeping my nose to the dialog and leaving the actors and directors alone to chart their course. Even when I strongly feel characters are hugging or the like I don't say it unless it's absolutely plot critical, or the dialog references the physical action directly. My longest stage direction in the current play is this one...
"She has noticed the painting. She knows this painting. This moment is very long but exactly what physically happens here is left to you. Whether Pam finishes the word 'wonderful' is also left to you. PAM breaks the silence"
Last edited on Tue Jan 17th, 2012 03:41 am by Michael Morris