Constant Havoc

Yes, I thought about this stuff before I put it here.

Art

stairs

January 4, 1958

A work of art should not show. It should not teach.

IT SHOULD BE.

It should be like a fact that has many meanings, all as complex and mixed up as life itself, contradictory, unfathomable, mysterious. The meanings should be here. But the audience should feel — as they do in the presence of a work of nature, that they have to find them, dig them out, and interpret them for themselves, each putting on each his own meaning.

from Elia Kazan’s notebook for Face in the Crowd

as quoted in Kazan on Directing

Theatre & Cinema

Horizontal image of an old Theatre Marquee.  Evening shot.

The cinema flashes on to a screen images from the past. As this is what the mind does to itself all through life, the cinema seems intimately real. Of course, it is nothing of the sort – it is a satisfying and enjoyable extension of the unreality of everyday perception. The theatre, on the other hand, always asserts itself in the present. This is what can make it more real than the normal stream of consciousness. This also is what can make it so disturbing.

Peter Brook

The Empty Space

A Definition

greek amphitheatre

We can thus define the theatre as “what takes place between spectator and actor”.

Jerzy Grotowski

Towards a Poor Theatre

50 Years Later

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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