What is setting? It’s defined as; “the space or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place” or “the time and place a play, novel or film is represented as happening.” OK, but there is something starchy, hard, and fast about the definition that I don’t like. It feels like the description of a deserted stage, where stagehands voices echo above running lights and empty seats. Something I might play with to create the ‘setting’ but hardly any more than a starting place.
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