Harold Pinter: Professional Misery

Interview with Harold Pinter
Conducted by James Grissom
From the forthcoming book Come Up A Man: The Hungers of Marlon Brando

I used to worry a great deal about the theatre, the arts, where it and they were going. There were panels and there were editorials and there were arguments, and I came to see that the worriers had created a career--a sinecure--for themselves. Worrying and prognosticating, but never producing. So I stopped worrying and bleating and just showed up at the plays I cared about and wrote the plays that I could. That is really all we can do, anyway. Do what you do, and show up to support what others do. The rest is professional misery.

© 2015  James Grissom


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