Howard Barker - Quotes

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I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them. ---->>>

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets. ---->>>

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly. ---->>>

I never 'say' anything in my work. I invent a world. Let others decide what is being 'said'. ---->>>

I don't like sympathetic characters. ---->>>

Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety. ---->>>

A good play puts the audience through a certain ordeal. ---->>>

I'm not interested in observed reality. ---->>>

I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre. ---->>>

I've often taken important classical, biblical or literary stories and interrogated them. I have tried to reinvigorate Lot by interpreting it differently. ---->>>

When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it. ---->>>

I'm not interested in entertainment. ---->>>

I believe in poetic discourse, in the value of speech in a non-naturalistic way; it's speculative. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-28, 1946
Occupation: Playwright

Howard Barker (born 28 June 1946) is a British playwright, screenwriter and writer of radio drama, poet, and essayist writing predominantly on playwriting and the theatre. The author of an extensive body of dramatic works since the 1970s, he is best known for his plays Scenes from an Execution, Victory, The Europeans and The Possibilities, as well as being a founding member, primary playwright and stage designer for British theatre company The Wrestling School (wikipedia)