Timothy West Quotes


20 Timothy West quotes:



"A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about the characters than they know about themselves."
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"Anybody can decide if they have got the money to fight a case if they don't like a particular thing, and they complain to the watch committee, local council or whatever."
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"Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language."
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"I don't believe in right-angled turning points."
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"I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink. It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses, where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink."
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"I had no money at all when I was a student in the early '50s but I could get into a gallery at the Old Vic for one shilling and sixpence."
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"I'm reluctant to use the word class so much."
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"In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities."
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"No producer should revive a play unless they have a very good reason for it. I think there's quite enough about a good play to make it available to new audiences."
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"People gradually became more in need of plays, which showed life as it actually was, rather than life as you would like it to be."
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"Plays that had been done in the West End were available for production purposes by repertory. They were mostly light comedies and a lot of thrillers."
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"Suddenly we saw that you could do plays about real life, and people had been doing them for some time, but they weren't always getting to the audiences. They were performed in little, tiny, theatres."
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"Suddenly, touring became respectable, and it meant that people didn't feel that they had to travel 250 miles up to London to see a good play."
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"That's what plays were about... smart people who did murders, or inherited lots of money or had love affairs or divorces or whatever."
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"The classical writers... playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically."
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"The foyers now look ridiculously small to us because not all that many people used them."
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"The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else."
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"There'd been a kind of hiccup when all those West End Comedies didn't show entire sections of the community, and that went on far too long."
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"When you're writing about people that are not very well off, you seem to see the kitchen sink. So it was a bit of a sort of cosy phrase that got used a bit too much."
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"You're not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are, politically, or socially, and they'll get you for it, they'll hunt you down. That's the really frightening thing."
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