I like a lot of international people. Julie Taymore, the American director - she's one of the most exciting directors I've seen.
A knighthood would be a bit too much. An OBE or an MBE or whatever they are called, one of those would be more elegant.
My mother was almost entirely responsible for my cultural education. She took me to the library once a week, and by the age of seven, I was reading 100 books a year.
Transgender casting is a kind of literalism. It is the same with racial casting. This means that you can now only play Othello if you are black. There is something quite tainted about it. It is a form of racism in itself.
Art is a way of penetrating and going deep into our unconscious and creating amazing worlds - as the Greeks did, if you like, as did Ovid with his stories and his fantasies.
I like watching films that have very impelling content, great persuasive language.
That is the nature of the British psyche. It's very blunt, plain, very linear. It's pragmatic: it records life as it is.
My earliest memory is of my first day at primary school and the distress of seeing my mother part from me.And being in a room full of strangers - of aliens. I felt that I would never see her again.
The theatre is your pulpit - it is your church - and you want to be a priest in your church, and that's what I believe in.
I find it very satisfying to write because you can purge many things and vent what you feel under the mask of fiction.
When I wrote 'East,' I wanted a completely earthy, very sexy, very violent play, so I wrote in verse. I found it not only satisfying but releasing. It gave me an opportunity to play with language. We never played the characters like the yobs that they are, but rather in a slightly heightened way.
I'm very resistant to most forms of theater.
It's impossible to have a favourite Shakespeare, since so many of the plays rouse and inspire completely different parts of your being.
I may be 80, but I intend to keep acting until the day I die. Instead of slowing down, I've discovered my second wind.
The mainstream is generally garbage. Look at the heavily subsidized theaters.
After watching my poor mother being sometimes neglected by my father, it was almost tattooed on my brain that I would never cause hardship or despair to a partner.