Cheat Out Diagram for Theater Directors

I drew this once upon a time to help some young actors staging a Shakespeare play.  I wish I'd had it a few years ago when staging Pedro Calderon's Life Is a Dream.  I kept saying, "You need to cheat out," but no one knew what I meant.  Since then, I've found my old diagram!  Of course, just as with poetry, it is okay to break the rules--NOT cheat out--for some chosen, dramatic reason which better conveys what the scene is trying to do.  But as a rule . . .



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