21 October 2006

A story must have a place and time, and sooner or later, the audience, through words or actions or pictures, must recognize that place and time. Without place and time, the story is incomplete and the audience is confused.

A director's interpretation of a story may change the author's place and time but only to retell the story to another audience, to emphasize the story's theme, or to present a variation on the theme for the audience's consideration.