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Cusack on the Theatre and Acting
The actor has a constant problem of personal identity.
The relationship with a live audience seems to me
to count for more.
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.
They say 6 million people see you when you act in a film; it may only be 600 in a play. But the effect on the 600 may be truer and more lasting.
To maintain one’s individuality, integrity,
and true personality in the theatre is a big task.