When thou shalt be disposed to set me light
And place my merit in the eye of scorn,Upon thy side against myself I’ll fight And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn.With mine own weakness being best acquainted,Upon thy part I can set down a story Of faults conceal’d, wherein I am attainted, That thou in losing me shalt win much glory.
“A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.”
“Actors are able to play any character precisely because they themselves are completely deprived of it.”
“The audience goes to the theater to see the good performance of good plays, and not the play itself: you can read the play.”