“We’re in acute need of self-analysis, in order to understand our environment and the decisions we make about living. We may even need to nurture a certain ‘paranoia’ in ourselves, in order to protect ourselves from making fundamental errors in understanding the world. We need to overcome the calm the surrounds us, we need to learn and relearn that it’s an illusion.
That’s why Hamlet is the most topical play for our times. The Hamlet question seems absurd to us at first. Our existence is so comfortable, and the future seems almost guaranteed. But actually the future is to be found inside each of us, and not in political slogans or commercial advertising. We need to tear the veil that hides life from us, we need to rip up our supposedly safe existence. Security can be very dangerous.”