“I need a theatre” wrote WB Yeats in 1916…

I NEED A FILM PRODUCER! Always inspired by his sentiments about drama. Keeps me going when those interfering doubts emerge!

I desire to show events and not merely tell of them … and I seem to myself most alive at the moment when a room full of people share the one lofty emotion,” he wrote. At Samhain 1904 Yeats spoke of a dramatic art which reveals the energy of the soul and stated that …

“we who are believers , cannot see reality anywhere but in the soul itself.”

For Yeats the most serious subject for drama (and surely film, especially nowadays) was this reality, which he saw as the struggle of the spiritual with the natural order taking place in the depths of the soul.

William Butler Yeats Yeats photographed in 1903 by Alice Boughton
“We who are believers , cannot see reality anywhere but in the soul itself.”
William Blake from ‘The Marriage of Heaven & Hell’

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