thirtythr33 wrote:So I would write the sentence as:
"All of this while keeping an emphasis on who the characters are as much as what they are."
Or if you wanted to remove the repeated reference to the same object, you can rearrange to:
"All of this while keeping the emphasis on who as much as what the characters are."
"All of this while keeping an emphasis on who as much as what the character is."
Or throw out the sentence and start over as Agamemnon did.
That's why I said it's anachronistic. All three suggestions are correct by contemporary standards. And yes, throwing the whole thing away and start from the beginning is also good.