Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Thought For The Day: Antony Sher

"My own search for Gellburg [the character he plays in Arthur Miller's Broken Glass] benefited enormously from an identity crisis I had as a young man. I wasn't open about being gay, I kept stumm about being Jewish, and I was ashamed of being a white South African. I ended up in so many closets I didn't know which key was which. Those early attempts to flee from being Antony Sher were useful when it came to being Gellburg, a man uncomfortable in his own skin..."

Anthony Sher writing in The Guardian.
Gellburg is a Jew living in Brooklyn in the 30s "uneasy with his own Jewishness."

• Broken Glass is at The Tricycle Theatre, London.

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