One of the tasks that any artistic director has is, you're trying to bring elements together that will work. The truth is that you could bring all the best talents in the world together and produce a big turkey.
I might have lived in England for the last several years, but I'm still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy.
When you study, as I did, every theatrical beginning in this country, none of them have been greeted well. The Royal Shakespeare Company was a disaster, Peter Hall was a disaster, Richard Eyre was a disaster, Trevor Nunn was always a disaster.
I always thought that, in a way, you want your Superman to be a total unknown.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi