David Mamet Quote

Don't write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it or whether or not she moved to the couch isn't going to aid the case.


Writing in restaurants (ed. Viking Adult, 1986)

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Don't write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it...

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Don't write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it...

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Don't write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it...

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Don't write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it...