Advocates: Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff CBE is a playwright, writer and director acclaimed for his television dramas.


"It's the energy that matters. I know it takes energy to write a novel. But a novelist can fall into a rhythm. Novels are quite long and plays are quite short and it's a question of capturing one particular thing. You can't get into a rhythm unless, like Ayckbourn, you have to write for your own company and your own theatre."
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