They met in 1969 when they were co-starring in Peer Gynt Off-Broadway.
You have to immerse yourself in the character as if you were in Peer Gynt or Long Day's Journey.
Above everything else which we see in Peer Gynt we see its fun and its picturesqueness.
If he didn't get a full dose of Peer Gynt every few days, he was as nervous as a Cat.
Like Peer Gynt, he is put into a mad-house, but some time afterwards he is released and is escorted in triumph out of town.
But can one read "Brand" or "Peer Gynt" and ask such questions?
The curse of Peer Gynt is his overmastering imagination coupled with a weak will.
And that is supposed to be Peer Gynt's house—that old stue there.
One wonders what they would have done had he made it as biting as Ibsen made "Peer Gynt."
Yet in Peer Gynt he declares "to be oneself is to slay oneself."