yes I agree with you on that, and I also feel that pauses are very important. I also didn't mind most of them, where there should be a break, as you say, on stage. But there were some places where they felt too long, because the thought-stream was not finished yet. Well, it's personal taste, I guess.alanmapstone wrote:I deliberately leave pauses in long speeches as I think this how it would be done on stage with actors pausing for effect. Personally I feel that many readers, when recording, read too rapidly.
Anyway, you're right, they are easily reduced, if needs be.