Alec Nevala-Lee

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Howard Barker

I have no active, intellectual sense of structure, but I nevertheless structure plays well, and sometimes immaculately. This is innate, and it can’t be taught, it is an instinct, just as draftsmanship in painting comes purely from the eye’s restless working on the surface…Theater’s weakness is that it is simply not ambitious enough, it is too modest, it is, like an unhappy infant, too concerned to please, gratify, and reward. That is certainly not tragedy’s business.

Howard Barker, quoted in Modern British Playwriting: The 1980s

Written by nevalalee

June 2, 2016 at 7:30 am

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