Two sentences of dialogue… (a play)

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“The basic unit of construction in the theatre is the scene, and the amount of dramatic time that elapses during a scene is roughly equal to the length of time the scene takes to perform. To be sure, some plays cover many years, but in general these years pass “between curtains.” Drama has to chop out huge blocks of time between the relatively few scenes and acts…”
– Louis D. Gianetti

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