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All Quotes by author - Tim Crouch
" A child knows when they are on the receiving end of a didactic exercise, or when they are sitting in the shadow of something else. "
" A mental shutdown can happen when a young person is put in front of a Shakespeare play. My pieces are designed to release young audiences into the story and then creep up with the real Shakespeare, almost by stealth. "
" Anything one can do to provoke and inspire an interest in the works of Shakespeare in a young audience is fair game. Anything. "
" Art is a subjective thing, and it should be a subjective thing. And the difficulty of subjectivity is that it becomes hugely problematized when you start applying large sums of money to art objects. That's where it all starts to get a bit sticky. "
" As actors, we do our best to keep things light and to encourage in the audience an openness to the changing atoms in the room. "
" Children and teenagers don't easily relate to stories about kings and dukes, and to tell only stories about kings and dukes is to ignore the regular people. "
" Each of my Shakespeare pieces is different to the other, but each espouses a set of philosophies common to all my theatre work. "
" I am particularly interested in creating a relationship between ideas of reception in conceptual art and theater. "
" I don't want real life necessarily to be seen only as a context to heighten the deepness my work. "
" I'm attracted to the underrated characters. "
" I'm excited about the idea of an act of theatre triggering a parallel creative act of writing. "
" I'm on a mission to make people aware that I'm not a solo artist. I'm sometimes challenged by the branding of Tim Crouch. "
" In many respects, theater is still grappling with problems of reality and representation that the visual art movement realized were unimportant many years ago. "
" It's important for me, politically, to see that theater isn't just about the powerful. "
" It's important to find characters that share sympathy with a young audience, not just in the story but their role in the world. "
" It's quite rare for a group of people to come together for a live event that isn't loud music. A live event that enables thinking to take place, to take place collectively. It's unique to theatre. It's a quality I never want to see diminished. "
" Keeping young people away from Shakespeare is like removing a link to their humanness. "
" Theatre can be so patronising. So often, it's just proselytising for the theatre. "
" Theatre critics have no special access to the truth. And there should be no objective truth to art. "
" 'The Author' is a play about responsibility, how active we are as spectators and how responsible we are for what we choose to look at. "
" There is a satire that exists in 'My Arm,' but there is also an honoring of some of the stronger ideas that I've raided from visual art. "
" To have a sense of contemporary ownership of Shakespeare is the most important thing to his work. "
" Uncertainty is a very good thing: it's the beginning of an investigation, and the investigation should never end. "
" Unease is not an emotion I get often in the theatre, and I like it. "
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