At a fundraiser for the Globe Theatre in London last night. Listening to playwright Howard Brenton talk about ‘Anne Boleyn’, and its successful run at the Globe in 2011. He was very interesting on creating a story and reminded us of an Oscar Wilde quote-
‘Playwrights tell lies to make a general truth…’
A brilliant line and an insight into what presenters do to make things interesting and concise. We cut out the whole truth to make a general one. Don’t we?