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15 quotations by Mark Rylance

QuoteYou know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor.Quote

QuoteWell, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.Quote

QuoteSo whoever you believe wrote the plays, they felt it was important to mask them, to mask the identity, the personality of the author.Quote

QuoteSo there's a lot of people tied into believing that the traditional response to the authorship question. In terms of actors, some people get very angry about it.Quote

QuoteOur job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation.Quote

QuoteMoments are incredible, but in my fantasy mind I see a Globe company which is renowned throughout the world for what it does with pure storytelling. So that people come and say: it's not just the building, it's the only place you can hear this kind of work.Quote

QuoteIt's difficult for me to say, but I don't think the sex scenes are particularly erotic.Quote

QuoteIt's an intuitive exercise to do a Shakespeare play and to go through a Shakespeare play.Quote

QuoteI think the most absolute truth is only as good as the time that it's told. It's only as good as where the person, the receiver of that, is.Quote

QuoteI think that was very important to Bacon... personally. I think he went to great efforts to get a house for the Stratford man, to make it so difficult for us to prove that it was Francis Bacon, because it is very difficult to prove.Quote

QuoteGreat actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious mind in order to provide an experience that is real.Quote

QuoteBut to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.Quote

QuoteBut I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.Quote

QuoteAnd people do enjoy the plays at completely different levels. And, likewise, they enjoy the authorship question... at completely different levels.Quote

QuoteAnd it is a very beautiful idea, and possibly true, that a common man from Stratford with a common education was able to write these plays.Quote