The fool is a very important character in a Shakespeare play as he fulfills two important functions: He has licence to speak truth to power with no holds barred – in a context where no-one else dare do that, for fear of their lives –  and he acts like the chorus in...

An unreliable narrator is a first-person narrator with a compromised viewpoint Narrators serve as filters for stories. What narrators do not know or experience cannot be shown to the reader. The first-person narrator is powerful because that viewpoint is the only one...

The actors I like most are those who have an air of mystery about them, who don’t make themselves bigger than the story they’re telling. I’ve tried to be like that myself.   I think, as a storyteller, you’re interested more in the darker aspect of things. Often...

It’s very hard to get rich and famous at a young age and handle it well…… Fortunately I wrote stuff that people didn’t like. I dodged a bullet there.   And it suddenly dawned on me – that’s why I’ll never win the love of the American public. They want...

Although photography generates works that can be called art – it requires subjectivity, it can lie, it gives aesthetic pleasure – photography is not, to begin with, an art form at all. Like language, it is a medium in which works of art (among other things) are made....

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