Tag Archives: Conflict


Here’s a little teaching experiment I’m trying. Check out what Etta Mae Story has to say about giving your secondary characters choices.

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Setting as Character

What [setting] never is, at least not in a good production, is a series of pretty pictures in front of which the actors pose and declaim. You need to use your setting for all it’s worth. Otherwise, it’s dead weight. … Continue reading

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Setting Skimmers

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. ~Desi Arnaz A few days ago I woke up to a winter wonderland in our front yard. The setting was perfect for curling up beside … Continue reading

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I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue. ~Cecil Beaton Now that we … Continue reading

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