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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'.
10th Nov '16 3:02:22 PM Silverblade2
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* Many manga volumes begin with the names and images of major (but usually not all) characters in the series/volume/story arc.



* Numerous film serials used this ([[Film/RadarMenFromTheMoon Commander Cody]] being probably the most popular). This was due to the long period of time between episodes, as well as the likelihood that an audience member might miss an episode or two.



* Pretty much any play ever made. See above.
** It's BoringButPractical. When you're casting a play, you want to make sure you know who everyone is, and get a basic description if you can, so you don't end up casting TheMentor type to play the restless, young [[TheGlassMenagerie Tom Wingfield.]]
** It should be said that not every play gives for every major character a short description like [[TheMikado "an elderly Lady, in love with Nanki-Poo"]].



* Most webcomics, including online archives of print comics, will have character description pages; you could make a case that it's a form of DramatisPersonae. [[AbandonedInfoPage It's often obsolete, though.]]
28th Sep '16 9:32:08 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheMostHappyFella'', the chorus is credited as "All the Neighbors, and All the Neighbors' Neighbors," a line sung in the CrowdSong "Sposalizio."
9th Aug '16 10:31:25 PM PaulA
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* ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Khaavren Romances]]'', due to being a parody of Creator/AlexandreDumas, feature a dramatis personae section before each book.

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* ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Khaavren Romances]]'', ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'', due to being a parody of Creator/AlexandreDumas, feature a dramatis personae section before each book.
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