Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Getting it right

A good bit from an otherwise kinda-fawning article (enough about his clothes, already):
Stoppard has written for film as well as television (his screenwriting credits include “Brazil,” “Empire of the Sun” and “Shakespeare in Love,” for which he won an Oscar), but his commitment to theater is very real. When I asked him why he chose it as his medium — and why he stuck with it — he responded via e-mail: “The standing of the theater in 1960 did have a lot to do with it. But it’s not just that. I like the smell of it, and the immediacy. Also the danger: getting it wrong in public. Also the thrill when you get it right in public.”

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