Dialogue

RECITATION

Arthur Miller recites his dialogue aloud to himself. He says in his autobiographythat he shouted himself hoarse reciting Death of a Salesmanbefore sending it to his agent. You too could apply this technique as you write each line or section of a script, or after you've completed it. Dramatic dialogue must sound good read aloud. Many local theaters have stage reading programs for new material, as do screenwriting groups.

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