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fight directer vs. ticking clock

June 1, 2010

I just made a spreadsheet for the Richard III battle and wow, we have a lot to do tonight. Seven discreet encounters. They can be short — they shall be short! — but getting all the timing right is going to be a major challenge. I think the backup plan will be “If things get screwy, everyone just fall over and let Richard and Richmond fight.”

Thinking back over the battles in Caesar and the last RIII, this is definitely a new format for me; it’s ten people instead of forty and half of them have bloody names and fates and things rather than being a faceless mass of legionaries or pikemen. As a consequence, the choreography is less generic, too. I’m really interested to see what it looks like on its feet (or on its sprawled-on-the-ground-wounded, as the case may be.)

ETA: We added a clipboard fight. I love everything.

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