Over 40,000 Famous Quotes Sorted By Topic and Author
Herman Wouk Topic: Theater
We are in the black theater of nonexistence. In an eye blink the curtain is up, the stage ablaze, for the vast drama of ourselves.
Robert Brustein Topic: Theater
The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.
Gwyneth Paltrow Topic: Theater
My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
Oscar Wilde Topic: Theater
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
Fanny Burney Topic: Theater
For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.
Eleanor Duse Topic: Theater
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.
Alfred Jarry Topic: Theater
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.
Tallulah Bankhead Topic: Theater
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.
Howard Barker Topic: Theater
I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
Bertolt Brecht Topic: Theater
We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.