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American Author 1876-1933
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
American Dramatist 1915-
A playwright is the litmus paper of the arts. He's got to be, because if he isn't working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when he's great.
American Dramatist 1915-
A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
American playwright, screenwriter, and actress 1952-
But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
But how can the characters in a play guess the plot? We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are on concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.Source: The Worlds Last Night (1952)
English film director, screenwriter and actor 1954-
Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
Augustus William Hare
Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.
British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.
American cartoonist 1894-1961
If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.
American actor 1950-
If it's stage, the two most important artists are the actor and the playwright. If it's film, THE most important person is the director. The director says where the camera goes.
Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
So I humbly accept the honor, keeping in mind the words of a British playwright, John Mortimer it was, No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense and relatively clean fingernails. Well at best I've got one of the two of those.Source: PENN Address (2004)
American playwright and screenwriter 1977-
The economics of being a playwright are abysmal. I like to think of the work I do out in Hollywood as a way to actually make a life in the theater easier.
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