Quotes: theater

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  • Adam Pascal
    Adam Pascal
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    Any show that's bringing in a young audience is doing a good thing, because that's the only way that theater will continue to grow. All the other audience members are going to be dead soon!.
  • Roman Polanski
    Roman Polanski
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    Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
  • Alan Jay Lerner
    Alan Jay Lerner
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    Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
  • God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.
  • Gail Godwin
    Gail Godwin
    American novelist and short story writer 1937-
    Gail Godwin
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    Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
  • Adolph Green
    Adolph Green
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    I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
  • Orson Welles
    Orson Welles
    American film maker 1915-1985
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    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.
  • Peter Cook
    Peter Cook
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    I'm going to the theater to have fun. I do not need rape, sodomy, incest and drugs on stage - I can get all that at home
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
    Arthur Miller
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    I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead
    American actress 1903-1968
    Tallulah Bankhead
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    If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.

    Source: Tallulah: My Autobiography (1952)

  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
    Arthur Miller
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    In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC
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    In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
  • William Archer
    William Archer
    Scottish writer and theatre critic 1856-1924
    William Archer
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    One of the first and most important things for a critic to learn is how to sleep undetected in the theater.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.
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