Saturday, March 16, 2024

Quote of the Day (Enda Walsh, on Why ‘The Irish Play Tradition is Not Sociological Drama’)

“I come from the Irish tradition and the Irish play tradition is not sociological drama. In Britain there are wonderful writers who write about politics, about where we're at. Whereas as an Irish playwright — I guess our background is poetry. So we see theatre in terms of dream and in terms of form. [The plays] are based in the real world but the real world is not as we know it and see it….The inner workings of a person permeate whatever play I'm writing.” —Irish playwright Enda Walsh quoted in Sarah Hemming, “Love and Biscuits,” The Financial Times, July 31-Aug. 1, 2021

The image accompanying this post, of Enda Walsh at Berlinale 2024, was taken Jan. 15, 2024.

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