traces of paths

just a room – with text in it

Q: Your plays don’t have characters in the usual sense. Why not?

A great influence of mine is Gertrude Stein, who said, people may come and go, party talk always stays the same. There is text in a room. People come and go, but the talk doesn’t change. It doesn’t matter who says what. I don’t believe in dialogue. I don’t believe in plot. I don’t believe in storytelling. I believe in something else — in communication. I don’t interpret texts, I don’t use metaphor. Our texts are very concrete, very direct. We try and communicate with people in the audience.

about Rene Pollesh (source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118729750601900091.html )


Written by rmcrs

January 25, 2018 at 21:09

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