The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.
He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.
You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.