I blog not of the super hero or musician, but of the playwriting device! I certainly did not invent it (was it caryl Churchill?) but I use it constantly, as do many of my engleski counterparts. Its super helpful when trying to establish a rhythm of a scene or a character’s speech pattern. You insert a slash where the next character begins to speak, ie:

Hey what’s / up

Where’re my pop tarts??

My Russian playwright and team had never seen this used before, and thought it was another form of a pause, in addition to my pauses and beats. Basically, they thought I was crazypants. When I explained, there was this huge moment of revelation and excitement. It was awesome. Cultures: exchanged. Now that I have single handedly changed the landscape of Russian theater, I will humbly await my puppy / trophy / potato / prize.


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