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Richard Foreman Quotes

Richard Foreman Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Richard Foreman
Type:
Playwright
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    All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    Because at Yale, each year I was writing a play in a different style. Not that they demanded that, but I was searching as any young artist would be. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist, when I was something like twenty-two, I saw absolutely everything in New York. Absolutely everything. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    From the seventh through the twelfth grades, I probably designed and did a lot of the building for twenty or thirty productions. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    I used to go to theater a lot with my grandmother. She had a subscription to the Theater Guild; I used to go with her every Saturday afternoon. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    If I wasn't in the theater, I would be a hermit. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    It's true, I don't like the real world. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
  • 11
    Now we speak in telegram form, we write little e-mails, and we have everything at our fingertips, so we don't train ourselves to keep anything inside. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    Quite the opposite. I might fall on my face, but I feel born again. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    There is no work of art that has ever been made that is absolutely truthful about life. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
  • 17
    What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
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    Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don't care about the audience's response, I'm making them for myself. But I'm making them for myself as audience, because I want to wake myself up. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman
  • 19
    You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army. Richard_ForemanRichard Foreman