"There's a very unwarranted Puritanism in English and Scottish theatre," he says, "that suggests theatre can't be something that's pleasurable. There's a sense of aggression against pleasure from elements that think theatre should purely be gritty and dour and instructive. I think that's nonsense, personally.
"Strawberries and cream are pleasant. Sitting on the lawn in the sun is pleasant, and I welcome that. So audiences can bring strawberries and cream if they want. As long as they bring whatever they bring in the spirit of pleasure, I don't mind."
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
How The Fizzy Drink Set Sees Shakespeare
It is the season for open air Shakespeare, and Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe has a word for those who think the Bard, when done among the frolicing park patrons, isn't gloomy enough...