Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Interviewed in The Guardian about her new play, Galileo's Daughter, based on the book by Dava Sobel.
There is an ineluctable sense that the process of dragging her work from the world of the imagination on to the stage, to face the public and particularly the critics, causes her acute unease. "If you want to continue being a playwright, you have to learn to accept and let it go," she says afterwards. "Once it is over, I have six months where I suffer from such stagefright that I can't start another play, because the idea of going through all that over again..."

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