Facts about Richard Foreman

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Richard Foreman is a famous Playwright, he/she is 82 years old and still alive, born June 10, 1937.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Richard.

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Famous quotes by Richard Foreman (20)


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"One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience"
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"As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional"
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"What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play"
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"So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale"
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"It's true, I don't like the real world"
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"I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy, but I can't do anything about that"
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"My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization"
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"I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do"
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"From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist, when I was something like twenty-two, I saw absolutely everything in New York. Absolutely everything"
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"All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance. Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated what they heard on the tape, but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language"
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"I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school"
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"Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits"
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"There is no work of art that has ever been made that is absolutely truthful about life"
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"Quite the opposite. I might fall on my face, but I feel born again"
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"Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience"
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"I've been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky"
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"You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army"
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"Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don't care about the audience's response, I'm making them for myself. But I'm making them for myself as audience, because I want to wake myself up"
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"I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous world that seemed real yet not... well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous, bizarre"
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"If I wasn't in the theater, I would be a hermit"


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