"If an artist really wishes to commit artistic suicide, he will become primarily obsessed with the business of the theatre, with the so-called trends among the audience.
This is death. Of course we are all aware of how the theatre and its audience keep changing, but the development of an artist remains the same, and you have to be utterly devoted to becoming the best artist in your field as you can. Be strong and pure as so many advised me. Stay on the right track. ...Don't you think that we all thought the theatre was entirely upended whenever an Osborne or an Orton or a Pinter arrived?