Levine: Documentary theatre from the point of view of the conspirators … do you have any sympathy for this person at all?
The idea of empathy or sympathy doesn’t seem to matter in political theatre – instead I want stretch my perspective.
Would a play about a bond trader do that?
I’ve never actually considered the bond traders’ place in all this, so in a way I think I do see things differently than I did before … at least the complexity of the situation seems clearer …
The story of Barney Frank grilling Liddy of AIG about wanting names of people getting bonuses . Liddy: I’m not worried about lawsuits, I’m worried about letters that threaten the bonus people should get garroted, along withtheir families …
Every whore in Venice tells the same story!
Levine: if this story is told, does it help? if it doesn’t convince someone to throw away the piano wire, what’s the point?