Quote of the Day:

Bartlett Sher

  • Whenever you do a new interpretation of a great, previous text of any kind, you always look for some kind of immediate significance right now.
  • That's the best thing that classic can do, is it can return to us from our own past to give us lessons about the future, and it can give us a sense of both who we were and who we could become.
  • We get a lot of raps as Americans for being small-minded, but in fact, when you really drill down to the core of the culture, there's an enormous amount of compassion and forgiveness and support.
  • When you make new musicals, you have the great freedom and the great burden that it can be changed.
  • The last romantic novel I think I read was 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles.'
  • I'm sort of a Freudian about theater; it's always a struggle between freedom and security, between 'Do I stay where I am with my family because I love them or do I follow the thing that makes my heart feel the greatest?'
  • That's the best thing that classic can do, is it can return to us from our own past to give us lessons about the future, and it can give us a sense of both who we were and who we could become.
  • The last romantic novel I think I read was 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles.'
  • When you make new musicals, you have the great freedom and the great burden that it can be changed.
  • Whenever you do a new interpretation of a great, previous text of any kind, you always look for some kind of immediate significance right now.