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Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.

Tags: Cannot, Fact  ✍ Author: James Agate

My whole family is very artistic - my uncles are all actors and theatre directors.

Tags: Family, Whole  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor.

Tags: Said, Wanted  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

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

Tags: Art, Compromise  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

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

Tags: Night, Work  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.

Tags: College, Training  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands. There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me. You get to perform uninterrupted.

Tags: Film, Hands  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.

Tags: Aspire, Great  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

You go through a process of refinement and getting rid of the excesses of your early youth in terms of your excitement about what theatre can do.

Tags: Getting, Youth  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Every now and then I have to teach directing. The thing about the theatre is that the most important thing you can do as a director is to make sure that everybody is in the same world - you have to create the world and make sure everyone buys into it.

Tags: Everyone, Sure  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

I love test screenings. Some directors don't, I know. But I love it. I think it's because I come from the theatre and in the theatre, previews are where you really have to listen to the audience and really feel how they're responding. I found our test screenings incredibly useful.

Tags: Found, Love  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

A career in the theatre demands so much commitment.

Tags: Career, Commitment  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things. What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape. We are only the custodians of those techniques, and they should be preserved.

Tags: Old, Talk  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

When I was young, my mum was part of a brilliant puppet theatre that toured all over the world.

Tags: Brilliant, Young  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

I love going to see the theatre whether it's a Broadway play or a Russian ballet company.

Tags: Love, Whether  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.

Tags: Felt, Growing  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.

Tags: Actor, Film  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.

Tags: Acting, Money  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

The idea of doing theatre always terrified me because I get terrible stage fright. In the early 1970s I was offered a panto but the thought of going on stage was just too mortifying.

Tags: Idea, Thought  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

I was never the class clown or anything like that. When I was growing up and doing theatre in Seattle I was always doing very dramatic work. Now I can't get a dramatic role to save my life!

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Anna Faris

I did my New York debut at 21. It was 'On the Town' at the George Gershwin Theatre. New York is my artistic home.

Tags: Home, York  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.

Tags: Best, Reach  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission.

Tags: Committed  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre, but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders.

Tags: Actually, Tv  ✍ Author: Megan Gallagher

I always go back to theatre. It's probably where I'll draw my last breath.

Tags: Breath, Last  ✍ Author: Peter Gallagher
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Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one's personality.

Tags: Aspects, Muscles  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

You can only do so much theatre.

 ✍ Author: Victor Garber

I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.

Tags: Acting, Angry  ✍ Author: Uta Hagen

People come to the theatre to be excited and uplifted - I want to inspire my audience.

Tags: Audience, Excited  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians.

Tags: Done, Talent  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

Theatre is an exclusive place that tends to be dominated by white men, or dying white men.

Tags: Men, Place  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group... it all started opening up.

Tags: Group, Started  ✍ Author: Kevin James

I gave my life to the Group Theatre, because in it I'm building something for myself. What I build, I am.

Tags: Group, Life  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

In the theatre, the actor is given immediate feedback.

Tags: Actor, Feedback  ✍ Author: Charles Keating

I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.

Tags: Dead, Write  ✍ Author: Barrie Keeffe

Since I was a child I've loved going to the opera, theatre and ballet.

Tags: Child, Loved  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.

Tags: Training, Value  ✍ Author: Vivien Leigh

I just love the hours of the theatre, I love the way it operates. I always say that when you're doing a play it's like getting a shot of B12, and when you do television for a long series you need a shot of B12.

Tags: Getting, Love  ✍ Author: Gavin MacLeod

I'd auditioned for the National Youth Theatre and I didn't get a place and it was terrifying.

Tags: Place, Youth  ✍ Author: Matthew Macfadyen

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.

Tags: Far, Paint  ✍ Author: Ajay Naidu

Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that.

Tags: Familiar, Musical  ✍ Author: David Naughton

I have a dialect myself; it's more pronounced, because I have studied theatre and been in England. It's half-British, half-Indian.

Tags: Dialect, England  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I went to the University/Resident Theatre Association auditions. Deans come and watch you in this theater. You have three minutes, and you have to do two contrasting monologues - at that time, this is 2003 - one classical and one contemporary.

Tags: Three, Time  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I'm a pro! No, what I mean is I have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. I have been all over the place. I have studied theatre for seven years.

Tags: Mean, Place  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience.

Tags: Love, Sense  ✍ Author: Judd Nelson

I studied at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano; I was a theatre actor.

Tags: Actor, Studied  ✍ Author: Franco Nero

I have mainly come from a theatre background, I did 'Oliver' here I played the Artful Dodger and I did 'The Sound of Music.'

Tags: Here, Music  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholas

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London.

Tags: Drama, School  ✍ Author: Richard O\'Brien

I find that actors who are wanting to pursue tv or films don't seem to have much interest in classical theatre.

Tags: Interest, Seem  ✍ Author: Renee O\'Connor

A theatre is not a blank page for editorial, it is not a soapbox or a Tannoy system: it is a conscience that wakes with what is happening in the space, and wakes further still in response to what people are making of it.

Tags: Conscience, Making  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.

Tags: Children, Tell  ✍ Author: Peter O\'Toole

I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!

Tags: Able, Community  ✍ Author: Elaine Paige

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot.

Tags: Free, Student  ✍ Author: Christopher Parker

The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre. That's what they were written for. That's where the enjoyment is. Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever.

Tags: Real, Studying  ✍ Author: Tony Randall

I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre, which is to have a permanent Acting Company.

Tags: Acting, Goal  ✍ Author: Tony Randall

I would have started the National Actors Theatre 30 years earlier.

Tags: National, Started  ✍ Author: Tony Randall

Many of the Universities have very good Theatre Departments these days.

Tags: Days, Good  ✍ Author: Tony Randall

As an actor, particularly in theatre, you're trying to get jobs on TV; but you're also losing jobs in theatre to people who are on television.

Tags: Losing, Trying  ✍ Author: Andrew Rannells

Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.

Tags: Major, Popcorn  ✍ Author: Orville Redenbacher

I find the theatre faintly embarrassing for the actors performing on stage. It seems rather showy-off in an undignified way.

Tags: Rather, Seems  ✍ Author: Charles Saatchi

I was hugely formed by stories I was told as a child whether that was in a book, the cinema, theatre or television and probably television more than any medium is what influenced me as a child and formed my response to literature, story-telling and, therefore, the world around me.

Tags: Book, Child  ✍ Author: David Tennant

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.

Tags: Attitude, Baseball  ✍ Author: Bill Veeck

I really look up to actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett who have a strong background in theatre.

Tags: Background, Strong  ✍ Author: Alexa Vega

I coach young people. I have a group called BTP - Broadway Theatre Project.

Tags: Group, Young  ✍ Author: Ben Vereen

Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We're developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse.

Tags: Material, Movies  ✍ Author: Meredith Vieira

I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.

Tags: Both, Sports  ✍ Author: Jack Wagner

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.

Tags: Television, Time  ✍ Author: Andrzej Wajda

It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre, as well.

Tags: Difficult, Work  ✍ Author: Andrzej Wajda

Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.

Tags: Name, Television  ✍ Author: Andrzej Wajda

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.

Tags: Last, Reality  ✍ Author: Andrzej Wajda

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.

Tags: Wanted, Young  ✍ Author: Andrzej Wajda

Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training.

Tags: Comedy, Training  ✍ Author: Christopher Walken

I never had any acting heroes. I never really went to the theatre.

Tags: Acting, Heroes  ✍ Author: Julie Walters

Every time I listened to Lux Radio Theatre, I wanted to vomit.

Tags: Time, Wanted  ✍ Author: Dick York

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know.

Tags: Father, Parents  ✍ Author: Josef Albers

A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.

Tags: Few, Hear  ✍ Author: David Amram

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.

Tags: Film, Remember  ✍ Author: David Arquette

I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts.

Tags: Nuts, Prepared  ✍ Author: Matthew Ashford

I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera.

Tags: Possible, Working  ✍ Author: Robert Ashley

My introduction to acting was through theatre, so I actually saw a couple of Broadway shows that made me want to be an actor.

Tags: Acting, Actually  ✍ Author: Skylar Astin

As for theatre, there's ups and downs to everything. Theatre is ephemeral. But that is part of its charm because you can always say the production was better than it was.

Tags: Charm, Production  ✍ Author: Clive Barker

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly.

Tags: National, Rejection  ✍ Author: Howard Barker

I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre.

Tags: Far, Impossible  ✍ Author: Howard Barker

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.

Tags: Beautiful, Secret  ✍ Author: Howard Barker

For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.

Tags: Needs, Short  ✍ Author: Roland Barthes

I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.

Tags: Acting, Love  ✍ Author: Kabir Bedi

Musical theatre is my first love.

Tags: Love, Musical  ✍ Author: Laura Benanti

In the theatre the audience wants to be surprised - but by things that they expect.

Tags: Expect, Wants  ✍ Author: Tristan Bernard

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.

Tags: Crowd, Ideas  ✍ Author: Sarah Bernhardt

For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.

Tags: Needs, Short  ✍ Author: Sarah Bernhardt

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.

Tags: Beauty, Truth  ✍ Author: Sarah Bernhardt

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.

Tags: Absurd, Agree  ✍ Author: Daniel Berrigan

Film is where I want to end up, but I don't want to let go of theatre.

Tags: End, Film  ✍ Author: Viva Bianca

Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.

Tags: Family, Put  ✍ Author: Juliette Binoche

The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Time  ✍ Author: Harrison Birtwistle

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.

Tags: Pieces, Works  ✍ Author: Harrison Birtwistle

I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.

Tags: Australian  ✍ Author: Cate Blanchett

It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.

Tags: Once, Real  ✍ Author: Brenda Blethyn

The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.

Tags: Greeks  ✍ Author: Edward Bond

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.

Tags: Understand, Why  ✍ Author: Edward Bond

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