From The Elements of Playwriting: “Never consider writing ‘narrator’ in a script. Too often the narrator is simply an all-too-easy way for the playwright to communicate information to the audience, resulting in a play that tells rather than shows.”
Question: Do you agree?
Consider Aristotle’s Poetics, which differentiates epic from dramatic poetry.
“The 7 Narrator Types”: Article
Example: Chad Deity
Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Question: Is this play helped or hindered by having a narrator?
Into the Woods (Opening Scene)
The Glass Menagerie (Opening Scene)
Our Town (Opening Scene)
Urinetown (Opening Scene)
Interview with A Vampire (Opening Scene)