Howard Barker in conversation with David Ian Rabey (1/2)

10th May 2010



The legendary playwright and artistic director of the Wrestling School talks to Professor David Ian Rabey (University of Aberystwyth), about history, abandoning social realism, and creating new definitions of political theatre. Part of the Howard Barker at the Segal Centre Day, a celebration of his work. Recorded live at the Martin E Segal Theater Center at CUNY Graduate Center, New York.

I never contemplate the existence of the audience at all when I create the text: I enjoy ambiguity and I like contradiction.