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In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
~ J. M. Synge

 

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It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times.
~ William Prynne

 

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It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.
~ Tallulah Bankhead

 

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

 

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The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.
~ Sean O'Casey

 

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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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The novel is more of a whisper, whereas the stage is a shout.
~ Robert Holman

 

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The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
~ Denis Diderot

 

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The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.
~ Robert Brustein

 

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The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.
~ Harold Clurman

 

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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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.
~ Gore Vidal

 

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The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
~ Alfred Jarry

 

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The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything -- gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness -- rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre.
~ Antonin Artaud

 

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The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
~ Enid Bagnold

 

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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.''
~ Thornton Wilder

 

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The theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts.
~ David Hare

 

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The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.
~ George Santayana

 

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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.
~ Alfred Jarry

 

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