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News & Comment

Trade Secret No 2

(October 10, 2016)

Publishers Criterion No 2

Does the heroine/hero of the play face powerful obstacles?

Is there a clear antagonist?

Obstacle: an object, condition or person that disrupts a character’s intentions; something that must be removed, surmounted or circumvented; there are four types:

(a) Physical objects or conditions – time, distance, things, weather, geography

(b) Other people – antagonist, opponents, enemies, interfering friends

(c) Inner self – internal problems, fears, reasons for hesitating

(d) Fate – the gods, chance, luck, author manipulation

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