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Plays With One Continuous Scene

Alex Kulak2
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Plays With One Continuous Scene#1
Posted: 2/13/20 at 12:44pm

I've recently been writing a play that is one big continuous scene, and I've wanted to read some other plays with this convention for inspiration. Some plays I know of are Blackbird, Fool For Love, and Two-Thirds Home.

Anyone else know some good plays in one scene?

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#2
Posted: 2/13/20 at 12:51pm

American Son I believe is one continuous scene from what I can remember.

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#3
Posted: 2/13/20 at 1:04pm

12 ANGRY MEN 

NIGHT, MOTHER 

GOD OF CARNAGE

THE HUMANS

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#4
Posted: 2/13/20 at 1:17pm

I just finished a play titled "My Dinner with Gregor," a twist on the classic film "My Dinner with Andre." Like its inspiration, it is a conversation piece that takes place over the two characters' shared meal. PM me if you'd like to read- feedback is very welcome, especially from a fellow writer!

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#5
Posted: 2/13/20 at 4:14pm

The Minutes. That one could be debatable though.

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#6
Posted: 2/13/20 at 7:37pm

JSquared2 said: "12 ANGRY MEN

NIGHT, MOTHER

GOD OF CARNAGE

THE HUMANS
"

Somehow I've read all those plays and forgot to mention them when I was listing examples in my original post. Don't post while fighting a cold, friends.

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#7
Posted: 2/13/20 at 8:13pm

I think you mean a play that runs real time. God Of Carnage is your best bet there. It also is a play with a single set which means it's totally naturalistic and actor controlled from start to finish.

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Plays With One Continuous Scene#8
Posted: 2/13/20 at 8:21pm

I believe each of the 3 acts in The Ferryman are played out in real time, even though the show collectively takes place over 24 hours in the course of 3 hours.