View single post by Beccabackstage
 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2009 02:51 pm
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Joined: Sun Jun 21st, 2009
Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida USA
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Some questions on stageability:

How long should a scene be?  Is there a set number of pages or words or minutes?

If the scene is rather short, is it okay to have 8 scenes in one act? There isn't a whole lot of major set shifting in Act I. Just a few scenes which can have interchangeable sets.

The play I'm working on now is in two acts. Act I has 8 scenes. Only one of them is a bit long (page wise).  Act II is shorter.

Also, is it really necessary to start the play with a hint at the ending? I keep reading that plays should start at the end and then move forward to get there. Or is this one of those rules that's okay to break. (I love breaking the rules!)

Any advice is most appreciated.