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Please, introduce yourself ... > My Intro plus One Question (1 reply - 1831 views)

General guideline is a page a minute. The longer the script, the less accurate this becomes. I remember reading someone who mentioned that they added ...   Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 02:52 am

Critique my Play > The Wills of the Khahras (3 replies - 4292 views)

I'm super-interested in plays with fantasy aesthetics. I'm going to print this out and give you feedback in a week or so, maybe after Thanksgiving. ...   Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 05:59 pm

Announcements > Santa Fe Musical Theatre Festival is Open for Submissions (12 replies - 8353 views)

There are several other things which make me worry about this event. It looks like the shows will be cast through actors paying for a ...   Tue Nov 19th, 2013 04:17 am

Question & Answer > Fair usage? Copyright infringement? (25 replies - 19250 views)

I actually have a related question, but I'm coming from the other side. I want to use lines from an author's work that's still under ...   Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 09:39 pm

Take the Stage > Cool Fight Scenes (2 replies - 6272 views)

I was watching the NT Live Broadcast of "Macbeth" yesterday, and thinking about a line that Macduff says to Macbeth in their confrontation at the ...   Mon Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Cover letter - too long? (0 replies - 7249 views)

Hi, I was browsing some of the cover letters in this forum and comparing them to my own, and it seems mine is much longer ...   Mon Oct 21st, 2013 01:02 am

Success Stories > Short play produced in NYC recently (7 replies - 8300 views)

I've not seen it myself, but you might want to check out a new film with Robert Redford called "All is Lost", which is about ...   Sun Oct 20th, 2013 06:15 pm

Question & Answer > Science Fiction Plays (11 replies - 12935 views)

The Martian Chronicles was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I'm also the proud owner of an early edition that has a ...   Sun Oct 20th, 2013 05:57 pm

Critique my Play > My Pal Hennie (Does my narrator work?) (19 replies - 14091 views)

As for me, I am reluctant to comment on anyone's work. I simply avoid it. I know how to do what I do, but that ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 04:30 pm

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Stuart, if you're still reading this - I was wondering if you could recommend anything by Harold Bloom. I stumbled upon a quote of his, ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 04:08 pm

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Stuart, here's the introduction that I was speaking of, concerning Tragedy and Comedy. And yep, it's for Samson Agonistes: ------ Of That Sort of Dramatic Poem Called ...   Thu Sep 5th, 2013 02:41 am

Announcements > WRITE A PLAY IN A DAY - 8/18/13 workshop in NYC (1 reply - 5235 views)

I've done a few "One Night Stand" competitions and they're very fun. The idea being to go from conception to production in 24 hours. Writers get ...   Thu Sep 5th, 2013 02:07 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

I was thinking a bit more about Blake and asking myself why I don’t embrace his take on Satan. It’s because for me, the most ...   Wed Sep 4th, 2013 02:07 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Hi Stuart, One thing that strikes me about “The Marriage of heaven and Hell” is just how markedly different Milton’s and Blake’s perception of ...   Tue Sep 3rd, 2013 06:13 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Hi Stuart, I was thinking about your post a little bit more today, about the Romantic Interpretation. There's a question I had that perhaps you ...   Mon Aug 12th, 2013 12:01 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Hi Stuart, it's always great to run into another lover of Milton. That said, for the most part, I agree with your post, Satan should ...   Sat Aug 10th, 2013 02:08 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Interesting thing I just discovered. Apparently, altering stage directions without permission is a violation of copyright. So I can drop in a stage direction that ...   Thu Jul 18th, 2013 07:07 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Not currently for sale online, no. I can, however, send you the first 11 pages which covers Satan and Beelzebub in Hell, Satan addressing his ...   Wed Jul 17th, 2013 08:43 am

Work-in-Progress > How do you know how long to make your first play??? (6 replies - 5815 views)

It really depends. My last full-length clocked in at 67 pages and was 12k words. It ran 1 hour and 45 minutes, there were some ...   Tue Jul 16th, 2013 04:01 pm

Question & Answer > A Short Musical Choral Arrangement & Stage Directions (2 replies - 4623 views)

Oh wow. I struggled with this so much, hemming and hawing back and forth on what to do with Milton's prologue. Sigh, I really liked ...   Tue Jul 16th, 2013 06:24 am

Question & Answer > Market for "Paradise Lost"? (16 replies - 15906 views)

Hi, I just wrote an adaptation of John Milton's "Paradise Lost" for a small theatre company in Colorado Springs. It just closed this previous weekend ...   Tue Jul 16th, 2013 04:36 am

Question & Answer > Who picks the music for my play? (8 replies - 5353 views)

That's normally the job of the Sound Designer. The director will have a production team working under him/her for elements of the show for set ...   Mon Jul 30th, 2012 09:48 pm

Question & Answer > 10 min play v. skit (21 replies - 19786 views)

There's also this sense that a play is somehow preferable to a skit, which is a notion I don't agree with in the least. It's ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 08:39 pm

Question & Answer > Scene Formatting (4 replies - 7393 views)

For the most part, do everything in your power to avoid scene changes. Now don't get me wrong, if your script is episodic, that's fine, ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 08:03 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8827 views)

I'd think it'd be an interesting and funny twist if the lawyer whom keeps going on about "a win" turns out to be the prosecutor ...   Mon Jun 4th, 2012 11:17 pm

Critique my Play > Prologue - Paradise Lost adaptation (0 replies - 1798 views)

I was posting questions about this in the "Question & Answer" forum, so I figured I might as well just post the prologue here for ...   Wed May 30th, 2012 03:06 am

Critique my Play > The Tragedy of Syntyche (3 replies - 3060 views)

I really like it too, you've done an excellent job of defining characters and setting up the conflict. I like a lot of the metaphors, ...   Wed May 30th, 2012 02:13 am

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 4074 views)

Thanks for being so gracious in accepting my critque. I had worried after I posed it that I had been too harsh. ...   Wed May 30th, 2012 01:14 am

Take the Stage > To Be or Not to be (5 replies - 4412 views)

I interpret the "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy as actually presenting three options: 1. "To Be" - That is to quietly "suffer the ...   Wed May 30th, 2012 01:05 am

Question & Answer > A Short Musical Choral Arrangement & Stage Directions (2 replies - 4623 views)

Just wanted to say that I've since figured out how to solve this. The reason I wanted a short prologue (a prologue for the prologue!) ...   Wed May 30th, 2012 12:19 am

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 18088 views)

Yeah, I don't even like to reread the script during the rehersal process. I like having as little involvement as possible so that the production ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 01:16 am

Question & Answer > A staged reading (7 replies - 9726 views)

Go to see stage productions in your area, if you see an actor that you like, that you feel would fit a particular role, introduce ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 12:55 am

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 18088 views)

One final, final thought. I have worked one-on-one with over three dozen playwrights. There have been playwrights who are honored that I chose to direct ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 11:41 pm

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 4074 views)

As far as the "place of worship" back and forth goes; what if they got in a situation where Loughlin was right? Where they needed ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 10:38 pm

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 4074 views)

Too Black Hat/White Hat. Too preachy. Doesn't present an interesting moral question. Loughlin is too much of a one-dimensional ass that is very obviously there ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 10:29 pm

Critique my Play > Slut. (3 replies - 2419 views)

I downloaded this and the formatting is all messed up. The lines stretch about 6 screens over and there's no line breaks, which makes it ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 09:50 pm

Question & Answer > A Short Musical Choral Arrangement & Stage Directions (2 replies - 4623 views)

Hi, I'm working on a play right now that begins with a Greek Choral arrangement with the chorus delivering lines from a five-verse poem. I'm ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 08:54 pm

Take the Stage > Fabrication and "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" (3 replies - 3228 views)

To play devil's advocate for a moment: There's a line that Jorge Luis Borges opens his short story "The Book of Sand" with: "To say that the ...   Sun Mar 18th, 2012 03:52 pm

Critique my Play > Tradimento (2 replies - 2473 views)

"I think so. You know most people resent the Fascists’ rule but I for one think that Mussolini did a lot for this country. Built ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 08:14 pm

Work-in-Progress > Narrators? (9 replies - 12412 views)

The question of narration, as I see it is one of control. Narration is going to give you more control over how the work is ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 07:56 pm

Take the Stage > Fabrication and "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" (3 replies - 3228 views)

A friend of mine just sent me this interesting article: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/160839-Chicago-Agony-and-the-Ecstasy-of-Steve-Jobs-Canceled-After-Mike-Daiseys-Work-Called-Into-Question#.T2OebFIbo-k.twitter I've read most of the script, and have heard the NPR broadcast that the news article ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 07:23 pm

Reviews and Critiques > MELANCHOLIA (7 replies - 7430 views)

I don't think that Von Trier produces the sorts of films that get nominated for Oscars, the Academy generally favors films that are middlebrow and ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2012 08:47 pm

Reviews and Critiques > MELANCHOLIA (7 replies - 7430 views)

One of the most interesting things, to me, about "Dogville" is the way that it's often interpreted. Around it's release many reviewers saw it as ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2012 05:12 am

Reviews and Critiques > MELANCHOLIA (7 replies - 7430 views)

I haven't seen Melancholia (been meaning to for ages), but I'm a big fan of Lars von Trier, in particular "Dogville". It's an interesting movie ...   Mon Mar 12th, 2012 11:04 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Reduce the forum count. (2 replies - 4399 views)

I very much agree I'd prefer a much more streamlined site with a lot fewer sub-forums. I'd prefer something like this: - Introductions - General Discussion - Critiques ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 11:51 pm

Critique my Play > Short Play - The Gatekeepers (4 replies - 3087 views)

I'm kind of curious how you picture this being staged: Edwards leans out the window to receive the money, he picks it up and looks ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 03:45 am

Question & Answer > Questions about the Dramatists Guild (2 replies - 4626 views)

The run of my first full-length just finished in a community theatre company in Colorado Springs. Many members of the audience really loved it with ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 03:11 am

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 18088 views)

Watch theater. Not TV, theater. There are a lot of conventions of screens and to a lesser extent novels that don't apply to the stage. ...   Wed Feb 15th, 2012 12:27 am

Take the Stage > What was your first time like? (2 replies - 3083 views)

I'd like to ask, what was your first production like? What was your play about? How did the audience like it? How was your relationship ...   Wed Feb 15th, 2012 12:08 am

Critique my Play > The Furnishings of Good and Evil (10 replies - 7268 views)

Glad you enjoyed it voxel! As far as what worked and what didn't: - Retelling the War in Heaven with hand-puppets was the joke that ...   Tue Feb 14th, 2012 11:39 pm


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