Bartlett Sher Quotes

 

Whenever you do a new interpretation of a great, previous text of any kind, you always look for some kind of immediate significance right now.

— Bartlett Sher

That’s the best thing that classic can do, is it can return to us from our own past to give us lessons about the future, and it can give us a sense of both who we were and who we could become.

— Bartlett Sher

We get a lot of raps as Americans for being small-minded, but in fact, when you really drill down to the core of the culture, there’s an enormous amount of compassion and forgiveness and support.

— Bartlett Sher

When you make new musicals, you have the great freedom and the great burden that it can be changed.

— Bartlett Sher

The last romantic novel I think I read was ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles.’

— Bartlett Sher

I’m sort of a Freudian about theater; it’s always a struggle between freedom and security, between ‘Do I stay where I am with my family because I love them or do I follow the thing that makes my heart feel the greatest?’

— Bartlett Sher

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