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15th May '17 2:52:30 AM LondonKdS
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* Lindsey Davis's Literature/MarcusDidiusFalco novels. She says she does it because Roman names follow such similar patterns that she gets confused herself. Done tongue-in-cheek in ''Last Act in Palmyra'' in which Falco joins a travelling theatre troupe.

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* Lindsey Davis's Literature/MarcusDidiusFalco novels.novels have dramatis personae written in character with snarky comments by Falco himself. She says she does it because Roman names follow such similar patterns that she gets confused herself. Done tongue-in-cheek in ''Last Act in Palmyra'' in which Falco joins a travelling theatre troupe.
10th May '17 6:13:22 AM StFan
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3rd May '17 7:56:02 PM Willbyr
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21st Apr '17 9:35:50 PM nombretomado
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* A trait of Suda51 is to introduce characters this way. One of the most memorable is ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.

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* A trait of Suda51 Creator/Suda51 is to introduce characters this way. One of the most memorable is ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.
8th Apr '17 1:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* The playbill in the original production of {{Rent}} had a page listing the main charecters and their relationships to each other, in case anyone got confused.

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* The playbill in the original production of {{Rent}} ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' had a page listing the main charecters and their relationships to each other, in case anyone got confused.
5th Feb '17 10:27:22 AM Prfnoff
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'''Creator/StephenSondheim''' a friend of the court (''Hallelujah, Baby!', ''Tenderloin'')

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'''Creator/StephenSondheim''' a friend of the court (''Hallelujah, Baby!', Baby!'', ''Tenderloin'')
5th Feb '17 10:27:07 AM Prfnoff
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Second Act Trouble: Behind the Scenes at Broadway's Biggest Musical Bombs'' by Steven Suskin, which follows the introduction with a "Cast of Characters (and List of Victims)" drawn from RealLife people starring in, featured in, directing, producing, choreographing or tangentially involved with or choosing not to be involved with the ill-fated productions. The more humorous descriptions include:
-->'''Michael Bennett''' a doctor (''How Now, Dow Jones'', ''Seesaw'') and a doctor who chooses not to doctor (''The Act'', ''Rex'')\\
'''Creator/MelBrooks''' a mad doctor (''Kelly'')\\
'''Creator/TrumanCapote''' an unhappy author of source material (''Literature/BreakfastAtTiffanys'')\\
'''Lehman Engel''' a musical director who throws up his hands (''Illya Darling'')\\
'''Barbara Harris''' a Star who can sing (''Theatre/{{On a Clear Day|YouCanSeeForever}}'')\\
'''Julie Harris''' a Star who ''can't'' sing (''Skyscraper'')\\
'''Betty Hutton''' a Star replacement who doesn't sell tickets (''Fade Out–Fade In'')\\
'''Creator/MartinScorsese''' a director who smokes a cigar (''The Act'')\\
'''Creator/StephenSondheim''' a friend of the court (''Hallelujah, Baby!', ''Tenderloin'')
23rd Jan '17 12:58:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* When the number of characters grew very large, the ''LeftBehind'' novels began inserting a dramatis personae, divided handily into [[DesignatedHero Good]], Undecided, and [[DesignatedVillain Bad]], at the beginning of each book.

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* When the number of characters grew very large, the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' novels began inserting a dramatis personae, divided handily into [[DesignatedHero Good]], Undecided, and [[DesignatedVillain Bad]], at the beginning of each book.
7th Jan '17 10:04:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[LauraBow The Colonel's Bequest]]'', being constructed as a stage play, introduces the characters this way.

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* ''[[LauraBow ''[[VideoGame/LauraBow The Colonel's Bequest]]'', being constructed as a stage play, introduces the characters this way.
11th Dec '16 2:02:13 AM Xtifr
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* ''The Case of the Seven of Calvary'' by Anthony Boucher, a mystery novel with a tendency to [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on the then-current mystery novel tropes, begins with a list of the dramatis personae that explicitly divides the characters into 'people to whom you need to pay attention if you're trying to solve the mystery' and 'people who can be safely ignored'.

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* ''The Case of the Seven of Calvary'' by Anthony Boucher, Creator/AnthonyBoucher, a mystery novel with a tendency to [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on the then-current mystery novel tropes, begins with a list of the dramatis personae that explicitly divides the characters into 'people to whom you need to pay attention if you're trying to solve the mystery' and 'people who can be safely ignored'.
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