Comedy does offer an avenue to television and film careers for untelegenic people that great drama does not.
Life can be dramatic and funny all in the same day.
What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
'Downton Abbey' is just one cliche after another, and it is a really, really poor piece of drama. But that's only me talking. That's just my take on it.
That's why Tennessee Williams was a great writer. Poetically, dramatically, it was fantastic stuff. And with the landscape, the losers in life populating it. His short stories have got rhythm, something musical about them.
I had - along with my singing and dancing, I was very happy to be born in the hometown of Dylan Thomas. So the government was financing dramatic groups and amateur dramatics and stuff like that.
The only thing at the back of my mind is longevity, and I'm really lucky that I've constantly been in work since I left drama school.
Comedy has to do with holding and releasing tension; it's very technical. It's more technical than drama.
I noticed the drama majors on campus when I was at Notre Dame. They just seemed to be freer spirits than the rest of us. There was joy in their work; they were the only ones studying something whose work made them happy. I envied that.
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