Saturday 28 March 2009

the enterprise

'The trouble with theatres is that people are sitting in seats that they have sat in before, to watch other plays. They are settling in for a certain type of experience, bringing with them a lot of preconceptions that start filtering into their brains before the play has even begun.'

'Isn't all writing to some extent about trying to get through the layers of propaganda and false interpretations and received ideas and clichés that prevent us from seeing what's going on? I think that's the enterprise.'

Two quotes from Wallace Shawn in today's Guardian

More Wallace Shawn on this blog: he wants Naomi Klein's audience here; he's unlike David Mamet here.

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