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There is no such thing as character other than the habitual action, as Mr. Aristotle told us two thousand years ago.
The actor does not need to become the character. There is no character. There are only lines on a page.
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.
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While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
November 30, 1947
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