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May 16, 2014

Almanac: Simon Callow on comedy

"It may have been that worst of all possible things, a comedy in which the company shrieked with laughter during rehearsals. Laughter is a very serious business, a science. The important thing is to give the audience pleasure, not to have pleasure yourself."

Simon Callow, Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu

Posted May 16, 2014 9:00 AM

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