David Rabe

David Rabe

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Author Profession: US Playwright
Born: March 10, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Often my characters don't know what the issues of the play are. They think they're doing one thing, but something else is actually orchestrating their lives.

I never found a professional environment that made the production of plays efficient. Teamwork is demanded, but there are very few teams.

Choosing to write a play is some kind of surrender. I don't make an outline. I sit and work, and suddenly the door opens, and out it comes.

My writing was liberated once I abandoned acting.

Sometimes it's learning how the play wants to function rather than imposing something on it. For me, that's the thrill in directing.

There's no demand for a body of work, though writers will be criticized for not having produced one.

I wrestled with my Catholicism for a long time. It took a long time to escape. It began with a sense that it was repressive, stern, judgmental. It was passionate, but it was terrifying. There were individual priests and nuns who were helpful, but the religion was cold.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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