one of the problems is that action-playing has gone out of
fashion. Everything seems to be focusing on feeling and
impulse and I keep thinking, “Well, if everybody’s doing
that what is actually happening in the play?” You know?
All this vaguery! … I can’t get away from the necessity of
action playing. We need actors who can play actions
specifically; actors who can play clearly and cleanly. Too
often we just seem to have a lot of things just ‘happening’