NON--LECTIONS ON HOW TO WRITE A SCENE IN A PRETTY GOOD PLAYITING
The author of some 10 or 12 performed plays gives some thoughts on how to write a scene in a play. All elements of a play, character, action and so on, are in a scene. Scene, rather than act, is (as ancient writers have it, including Shakespeare) the most basic element in a play. The author describes how a scene can be seen as a "reaction" to things going on in the world, especially the various relationships between people. An analogy is given to things arranged as a "heap" to a unity---an emergent, something more than the sum of its parts
Washington, Gene, "NON--LECTIONS ON HOW TO WRITE A SCENE IN A PRETTY GOOD PLAYITING" (2008). English Faculty Publications. Paper 644.