View single post by Doug B
 Posted: Mon Sep 27th, 2010 09:52 pm
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Doug B

Joined: Thu May 20th, 2010
Location: Eastsound, Washington USA
Posts: 94
I am first in line when it comes to the play is as long as it takes to tell the story.  I just finished directing a play, which will remain unnamed, in which there was a scene stuck in the middle of the play that not only had no context with the rest of the play but was of a totally different style than of the rest of the play.  It was like Death of A Salesman having a scene with Martians visiting earth.

There are not many plays that are not improved by some judicious cutting.  It is a whole lot easier to shorten a long play then to stretch a short play.