But do you think it's possible that you misinterpreted what Engel was saying? Yes, I have heard that students in the workshop were (and stilll are?) required to write "I want" songs for characters as part of their exercises, but how explicit did the "I want" have to be? And also, using that as a valuable exercise is not the same as insisting that every show must have a clear, obvious "I want" song. I find it hard to believe that Engel would have stated the concept so rigidly.