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|Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 07:55 pm||
Awfly Wee Eli
|A recent conversation about proper stage play formatting has me wondering about its history. I see readability cited as the reason the name-above format has prevailed, but when I look at a page, my eyes track this:
MADDOX: My last boss considered himself full of whimsy. Now he lives in a psychiatric hospital.
JULIA: Your last boss walked naked into a junior pond hockey tournament. Relax. It's not that kind of whim.
more easily than this:
I'll be good, I promise. This is hardly my first rodeo.
My last boss also had an interest in rodeos.
So how did we end up with name-above as the standard format?
Last edited on Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 08:03 pm by Awfly Wee Eli