Tom Stoppard

“Think about it: a British audience in an English theatre watching a Tom Stoppard production who didn’t know the name of a character from one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. There was once a common body of knowledge that was once shared and is now being jettisoned. Having a portrait of someone with his stature in my portfolio once felt like quite a coup. Today I’d have to explain who he was, and even then I’m not sure if there are enough shared references to bring it off.”