When Crimp talks, he sounds fascinatingly like someone delivering one of his own plays. His intonation rises and falls, bringing drama to every sentence; he weighs words just as his characters do, assessing them for correctness. He describes himself as "text obsessive"; perhaps his voice is so recognisable in his work because he speaks every line aloud himself, checking its shape and rhythm. "That's my own private craziness," he says, "talking to myself."
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
In The Guardian Maddy Costa talks to playwright Martin Crimp about his career so far.