The Art of Dramatic Writing Themes

Lajos Egri
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Growing characters ensure interesting storytelling

Character is the greatest factor in a play, in the opinion of the author. It is what can surely make a play great, and the plot emerges from it.

To start a character's growth, the author believes that at the very beginning, in the first moments of the play, the character must already be in a period of transition. The writer must look into his character's past, discover everything building inside of him, then catch him when he is ready to go. Ideally, the play begins with an attack, putting something at stake for the pivotal character. This character will now know what he wants and how he is going to obtain it. This causes movement, which is very important to keep a play from becoming boring. Since the author is quite adament about his characters, he believes a writer can make them jump...

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