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Howard Barker's Profile

Brief about Howard Barker: By info that we know Howard Barker was born at 1946-06-28. And also Howard Barker is British Playwright.

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I never 'say' anything in my work. I invent a world. Let others decide what is being 'said'.

Tags: Others, Said, Work

I don't like sympathetic characters.

Tags: Characters

A good play puts the audience through a certain ordeal.

Tags: Audience, Good, Ordeal

I believe in poetic discourse, in the value of speech in a non-naturalistic way; it's speculative.

Tags: Poetic, Speech, Value

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them.

Tags: Personal, Political, Social

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.

Tags: National, Rejection, Theatre

I'm not interested in entertainment.

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I'm not interested in observed reality.

Tags: Interested, Observed, Reality

Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety.

Tags: Character, Experience, Greatest

I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre.

Tags: Far, Impossible, Theatre

I've often taken important classical, biblical or literary stories and interrogated them. I have tried to reinvigorate Lot by interpreting it differently.

Tags: Often, Taken, Tried

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.

Tags: Beautiful, Secret, Theatre

When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it.

Tags: Dark, Giving, Light

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Tags: Change, Dream, Time

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.

Tags: Leader, Place, Yourself

When you drop any new idea in the pond of the world, you get a ripple effect. You have to be aware that you will be creating a cascade of change.

Tags: Change, Effect, Idea

The past guarantees you nothing in the future if the rules change.

Tags: Change, Future, Past

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.

Tags: Future, Past, Successful

Those who say, 'It can't be done,' are usually interrupted by others doing it.

Tags: Done, Others

Usually the first problems you solve with the new paradigm are the ones that were unsolvable with the old paradigm.

Tags: Old, Problems, Solve

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