Today’s Quote

By David Mamet

Mamet“The main question in drama, the way I was taught, is always what does the protagonist want. . . . Do we see the protagonist’s wishes fulfilled or absolutely frustrated? That’s the structure of drama. . . . People only speak to get something. . . . They may use a language that seems revealing, but if so, it’s just coincidence, because what they’re trying to do is accomplish an objective.”

 

From the Hilton Als commentary, “True Lies”

The New Yorker, June 29, 2015

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