Does the dialogue . .
- grow from the character and the conflict, and, in turn, reveal the character and carry the
- derive from characters permitted to grow dialectically until the slowly rising conflict has
proved the premise?
- show naturally and without strain, what has happened to the characters that is important to
action of the play?
- build up as the story builds up?
- convey the rhythm and meaning of each scene by sound as well as sense?
- reveal character by telling what he is and hinting at what he will be?
- reveal background and foreshadow upcoming events?
- save words?
- sacrifice "brilliance" for character?
- make clever language part of the play?
- stem from the character and not the author?
- let the character speak in the language of his own world?
- not break away from character and divert attention to itself?
- avoid pedantry?