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Theater quotes
Theater
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.

- Havel, Vaclav
The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.

- Jarry, Alfred
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.

- Bankhead, Tallulah
You can be a little bit darker and rougher on the stage, partly because when you're in the theater, people have come to see you, and so they kind of know what they're in for. In television, you are sort of sneaking into people's homes. So, I think you can be a little bit darker on stage.

- Tina Fey
The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.

- Diderot, Denis
To treat a big subject in the intensely summarized fashion demanded by an evening's traffic of the stage when the evening, freely clipped at each end, is reduced to two hours and a half, is a feat of which the difficulty looms large.

- James, Henry
In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

- Pythagoras
I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.

- Welles, Orson
A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.

- Wilder, Thornton
The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.

- Vidal, Gore
Theatergoing is a communal act, movie going a solitary one.

- Brustein, Robert
Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.

- Mortimer, John
My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.

- Paltrow, Gwyneth
To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.

- Duse, Eleanor
Tennis is more than just a sport. It's an art, like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It's the crisis of my life.

- Tilden, Bill
All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.

- Smith, Sydney
The theatre is supremely fitted to say: Behold! These things are. Yet most dramatists employ it to say: This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.

- Wilder, Thornton
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

- Gail Godwin
I just love, I love, I love movies.

- Dern, Laura
The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in their profession that the less socially elevated musical comedy and music hall people or acrobats have. The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen.

- Auden, W. H.



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