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> Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:57:02 +0100
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: A Drama of Conlangs
> To: [log in to unmask]
 
> On 23 January 2012 01:27, Sam Stutter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > K.I.S.S. You've got an hour and 8 characters tops for a full play. One act
> > I'd say 30 minutes and 5 characters. If it's sectarian conflict you're
> > looking at, that's 3 conlangs tops.
> Huh? I have no issue with the rest of this post, but as amateur director,
> actor, and theatre audience, I can tell you those time durations are
> nonsense. An audience can easily sit through a 50-min one act play, and two
> hours (including break) for a full play. Anything shorter is a *sketch*,
> not a play!
> If people can sit through a one-and-a-half-hour movie without breaks, they
> can easily sit through a slightly longer play with breaks. 50 minutes is a
> perfectly normal time for a one-act play. Or have American audiences such a
> short attention span?  I'm sorry, what were we talking about? Kou