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Wilson’s unusual background influenced both the avantgarde nature of Wilson’s theatre and the humanity present in his work. Wilson accepts the people in his life as they are without trying to change them or ignore those differences. Wilson gives these people and their perspective, which society so often rejects, a voice. He sees art where others see a problem. Wilson’s theatre looks like nothing else, but his respect and acceptance of others, even those who are different and almost invisible to most of society, are just as innovative and refreshing to see in theatre.
Bennett, Rachel Elinor, "Why Theatre? A Study of Robert Wilson" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 35.