I have a conceit I’ve used on all my full-length plays. I add a page of text at the end that is my commentary on my play. This allows me to to share my vision of a moment or moments.
When writing, I’ve wrestled with how to focus on some things (like a character) and not others. Recently, I read a writing book that said: The focus will be sharp, not because it is narrow, but because it is specific.
When and how much should one use parentheticals when writing dialogue in a play? I’ve always heard that it’s overreach to do so, but a mentor of mine has suggested I use more of them. Thoughts?