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 Posted: Fri Oct 28th, 2011 09:37 am
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What has caught my attention is how films are structured and their application to plays. Watch the videos on the youtube channel accessed from http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html and you see that they all start with an Ordinary World, leave it, enter a First Threshold, leave it, enter a Deep New World and so on. I can figure out about six or seven major phases, which seems like a better construct than three acts (which I've always hated).

 

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 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 03:57 am
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Whatever works to make a good play...do it!

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