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A theater is being given over to market forces, which means that a whole generation that should be able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived.
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Analyzing the problem is vital. It's the only way you're going to arrive at the right thing to do.
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Anybody can lose their job and have nothing. And people mind having nothing.
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Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers.
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How could it not be horrifying and disturbing to see people sleeping on the streets?
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How do we rid ourselves of tyranny? How do we rid ourselves of an oppressive society?
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I began to see something of what was going in terms of actually keeping up people's spirit to resist-the resistance that causes change-even in the worst imaginable circumstances.
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I do feel very inadequate about it, but I feel I must try. I think any citizen can understand that you must raise your voice and do the best you can to speak out.
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I don't know of a single government that actually abides by international human rights law, not one, including my own. They violate these laws in the most despicable and obscene way.
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I don't want to give my ego a chance.
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I have a bit of a tease and a laugh and try to make the person feel not put down. You can still kiss people. A kiss is still a kiss.
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I have to go into Shakespeare's times and look at the times he was examining when he wrote the play. He was fantastically aware of so much, because he was living in such awful times.
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I haven't had to face something that truly terrified me for quite a long time. I have continued to face quite a lot of situations that might frighten other people, but they haven't frightened me.
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I love life so much, perhaps now more than ever before. But that doesn't mean that I can't be platonic.
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I really think certain governments think that the poor are the undeserving poor-that they're poor because they're evil, and that the poor shouldn't have knowledge!
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I want to try to reveal the tragedy I think Shakespeare is showing, which is that some human beings act like barbarians. And yet they could be the opposite of that-it's just a hand's length away.
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I'm working on a double helix, which is there but can't function without that which comes in. In theater terms, that means, What do you do to open up the conditions in which the whole thing becomes activated?
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I've always tended to be a sort of platonic person.
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I've been to Sarajevo a few times and have gotten to know a lot of people there who put on plays during the siege. I wanted to share in that because I knew it was important to them.
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I've come to see that people understand what I've tried to do, however inadequately I do it.
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I've known why I was doing what I was doing. If you know why you must do something, that's a very big strength.
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I've learned an awful lot, which has been one of the good things about all the vicissitudes.
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I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the power to do what I like. It's not true.
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I've seen a theater that does have free tickets. It's in Sao Paulo, and it's funded by industry. I saw one of the most brilliant productions I've ever seen there, and the theater was packed.
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In Antony and Cleopatra you are shown the last flame of something that was wonderful and that resulted in some of the most extraordinary achievements in science, technology, and the arts, but which was also very corrupt.
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Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
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It's been emphatically proved that even seeds that appear to have been dead for thousands of years, because of the conditions in which they were kept, can suddenly bloom.
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It's been shown that you just shut up if you want to get anywhere. There's an enormous fear all round. People are facing the pressure that comes from not knowing what you can do about the situation you're living in.
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Knowing what sort of person you could become is very important, because the pressures and the corrupting influences are pretty strong.
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Many activists get destroyed because, through sheer pressure, they lose sight of analyzing the problem. They wear themselves out-the thinking behind it will have gone.
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Only a few people can afford expensive pastry, and the cost of theater tickets today prohibits any but a very few people from being able to see plays.
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People now see ways of making money in a new line of careers that are opening up under privatization schemes. Group 4, one of Britain's major security firms, has been put in charge of nursery-school inspection!
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Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings.
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Shakespeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra after witnessing two failed coups d'etat in which he had seen some of his closest friends destroyed.
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Terrible things are happening in our cities.
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The amount of money that's being spent on prisons and conditions in those prisons arise out of the social situations they are placed in.
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The building that is now the Public Theater was once the first free library in New York. It was given a new birth when it became a public theater, but it can't be free, because it hasn't got the funding.
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The Cultural Revolution in China was virulent and ghastly.
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The new Labour Party is absolutely dedicated to proving that it will be the most ruthless and efficient of all the parties.
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The Public Theater should be able to give out free tickets, not only in Central Park in the summer, but also in its own theaters.
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The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think.
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Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living.
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There are consistent government attacks on education in our part of the world.
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There's a new initiative in Britain called Beat a Cheat, where people inform on anyone they think might be committing a fraud. There's a special hotline for it, and an enormous advertising campaign behind it.
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What makes us able to live can only happen with access to the past. How can I understand today if I know nothing about the Holocaust, nothing about Stalin? I can't.
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With Antony and Cleopatra, I've gone in asking, Why did Shakespeare write it? And why, for him, was it a tragedy? That has to be answered.
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Young people who got thoroughly involved with what they were watching. That's the only way you can have theater that isn't pastry.
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Vanessa Redgrave Events

The 65th Annual Tony Awards held at Beacon Theatre - Arrivals

2011-06-12

New York screening of the movie 'Miral' held at the United Nations

2011-03-14

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party held at Hampton Court Palace

2010-06-05

The Orange British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Press Room

2010-02-24

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