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Character Development and Storytelling for Games, Second Edition by Lee Sheldon

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CONTROLLING THE SPACE

On the surface, the two-character play Oleanna by David Mamet is about a charge of sexual harassment against a college professor by a female student. Actually, it is about a struggle for power. The play is set in the professor’s office. As directed in the beginning, he is seated behind his desk, and the student is perched uncomfortably on a utilitarian chair. As the play progresses, the ebb and flow of the power struggle finally begins to tip decisively toward the student until at the end she is comfortably ensconced in his chair, and he is shifting uneasily in the other chair.

Direction in theatre is all about positioning the characters within the space bounded by the set. The most rudimentary task facing the director is ...

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