#23 Three Ways to Make Your Fights Work

#23 Three Ways to Make Your Fights Work

Today, let’s discuss the dramatic work that your fights should be doing. Fights do more than simply move the plot along.

Fights should also:
1) reinforce the setting and underscore the tone,
2) reveal character
3) cast the future of the play into doubt.

I also cover how to use you fights to reinforce the characters we expect to see (Physicalization of Personality) and how to break those expectations for effect (the Dramatic Change), as well as how to create and maintain dramatic tension, and more!

You didn’t think fights were just a string of cool stage combat moves, did you?

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