Sweeney was very much Steve’s show. I didn’t get it. I got it as I went along. It’s about revenge, and I don’t think I am a vengeful guy. I don’t think I feel revenge. I recognize its existence. The idea of it drains me, you know. It hurts my energy level. So it’s about revenge, but I got into it, and I got into it because it’s very possible I imposed something on it. No one else who has done it since has ever done that. I wanted it to have some social significance, and I realized the story takes place during the beginning of the Industrial Age in England, and that all of these people — obviously, it turns to cannibalism — some of them don’t even know that they’re inadvertently cannibals, but basically, I thought they are all sharing one thing. They never breathe clean air. They never see sunlight. From the day they’re born to the day they die, they’re victims. So I said to Eugene Lee, “Let’s do it in a factory, and let’s put a glass roof on it that makes it claustrophobic, and let’s tell all of these people that they are in the same spot really as the two leading characters in the play, that they’re all victims of the Industrial Age.” This is a time when kids were on the assembly line for 14 hours a day doing piecework and so on, and that pulled the whole show together for me. Oddly enough, it has never been done (that way) since. There certainly are detractors who think, “Why did he bother?” but I bothered because it made it possible for me to direct it, and I did a good job.