Going Home (Blake's 7 zine)
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From the Editorial
The story you are about to read, Going Home, has been written in the form of a theatrical play. If you have never read a play before, you will find Going Home a very different -- and perhaps challenging, experience.
Plays are meant to be performed, not read, and playwrights tell their stories very differently from the way novelists do.
In a novel, the writer tells the reader everything. Using thousands of printed words, he describes how characters look, what they they think, how they feel, how they say the words they speak; he describes the setting of the story, explains the circumstances; he describes, in detail, the world his characters inhabit. And if the writer does his job well, the result of all this description and attention to detail is that as he reads, the reader re envisions the story in his own mind exactly as it existed in the writer's imagination.Plays are very different. When writing, the playwright envisions his story as clearly as any novelist does, but, by choosing to write a play, the playwright also chooses to work within his limitation; he must tell his story in terms of what the audience can see and hear.