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