Alec Nevala-Lee

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Arthur Kopit

In many ways, the book writer is there to make sure everything else works. Indeed, possibly the most important task in doing a musical is to make sure that everyone, director included, is doing the same show. This is not an easy task…That focus can slip away when you’re not looking. And the difference between what everyone is actually doing collectively, and what they all set out to do, and believe they still are doing, may only be a subtle difference, but it could be enough to doom the project. So making sure everything is on track is one of the book writer’s principal tasks, since the book writer is in charge of the story, and the structure…So the book writer has to be strong enough, and often wily enough, to bring it to his collaborators’ attention when he thinks their ship has suddenly veered off course.

Arthur Kopit, to Breaking Character

Written by nevalalee

April 7, 2016 at 7:30 am

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  1. A truer word was never spoken or written.


    April 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

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