View single post by Doug B
 Posted: Thu Aug 14th, 2014 07:59 pm
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Doug B

Joined: Thu May 20th, 2010
Location: Eastsound, Washington USA
Posts: 94
Wow. You are looking at a BIG job. A formatted play runs about a minute a page. For unformatted plays I use the rough guess of 165 words a minute - somewhere around 15,000 words for a full length play (90 to 120 minutes).

I'm wondering if a play is the proper style for what you have written. You have clearly spent a lot of time and effort on this project. To get it to play length you would lose 75% to 80% of what you have written. You might be able to write a series of four or five plays but each would have to stand on its own: A beginning, middle and end.

I've directed some series plays before and the audience wears out before the series is done.

Sorry I can't be more positive. Maybe someone else has a better idea . . . .

Doug B