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Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre by Lenore DeKoven

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The Character Outline

Protagonist or Antagonist

Remember, when I refer to the character outline it is in regard to the specific choices of life need and scene needs made in order to identify and plan the character’s behavior for the entire length of the journey in the text and in your throughline. Taking into consideration the work described in the previous chapter, it is now necessary to examine each principal character in terms of his/her position in the structure.

1.  Does the character fall on the antagonist or protagonist side? (The protagonist side includes those making the journey or aiding in the climb to the top of the mountain. The antagonist side includes those who attempt to obstruct the climb.) ...

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