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Law and order is one of the steps taken to maintain injustice.
 

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
 

Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human.
 

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.
 

Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
 

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
 

The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies.
 

The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
 

The one overall structure in my plays is language.
 

The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.
 

The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage.
 

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
[Violence]
 

Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
[Violence]
 

We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.
 

We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins.
 

What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage, head-on, without evasion.
 

What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.
 

Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it.
 

When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.
[Bodies]
 

You have to go to the ultimate situation in drama.
 


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