Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind; and in this respect at least the function of a play is to reveal him to himself so that he may touch others by virtue of the revelation of his mutuality with them. If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone.
Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.
If I see an ending, I can work backward.
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.