Actors too reverent with Shakespeare, says Mark Rylance

Screen Shot 2015-11-21 at 2.26.29 PM“To take a song like Honky Tonk Woman and study it for its literature is fair enough, but if you are going to revere it as literature you are doing a disservice to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards who would like it to be revered as a great rock’n’roll song. “That is what I have always felt about Shakespeare. By all means revere him and love him, but revere him in the way he would want to be revered – as a playwright.” –Mark Rylance, quoted in BelfastTelegraph