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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Things That Make You Go, "Oh, Crap, That's Me"
Last week I read David Hare's amazing collection of lectures (that's right, lectures), Obedience, Struggle & Revolt.

I'm not usually the kind of person to copy things out of books, but this collection had me reaching for pen and paper every few pages.

I definitely, and unfortunately, recognized myself in this:

To an extent the theater will always be a magnet for hobbyists, people who are drawn like trainspotters or matchbox fans to compare different performances of Hamlet. They form, if you like, a core audience, who survive over the years. Their overriding interest is in the maintenance and improvement of their collections, and so they will direct their attention not so much at what is said, as to the skills which are being used to say it.

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