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  • We are likely in the second act of a three-act play.

    American Grace

  • Paris 'Eugene Onegin' Pushkin's lovelorn tale "Eugene Onegin" was adapted into a three-act opera in 1879 by Tchaikovsky.

    What's On Around Europe

  • There is no traditional three-act arc; the story takes place entirely through the eyes of Max, who invents the world of the Wild Things as a means of coping with his emotional pain, and later uses it to help gain a better understanding of life and himself.

    This Week in DVD & Blu-ray: 2012, Where the Wild Things Are, Ponyo, and More | /Film

  • In 2007-2008, the term “mumblecore” became a quick way to recognize independent films made for budgets of close to zilch that still managed to carry a three-act story and present some interesting characters.

    Tribeca Film: Found in Translation: Littlerock

  • I arrived in time for the middle band of the three-act bill, a Portland blues-roots duo called Hillstomp (above).

    Last Night « PubliCola

  • Written two years before Hobson's Choice, Harold Brighouse's three-act comedy bursts bright from its century-long obscurity; its core issues of money, marriage, employment, parenting and women's rights as pertinent now as then.

    The Game

  • Here's a good one on the three-act structure complete with illustrations.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Now he has gone for the big one: a three-act play about the conflict between faith and the free market in the modern world.

    The Faith Machine – review

  • Here's a good one on the three-act structure complete with illustrations.

    Reference Block

  • The most important thing is not how much freedom from censorship to give Chinese writers but how to teach them a three-act storyline.

    Hollywood's choice

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