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Creating a wonderful drama is an art form, while comedy is just entertainment.
I think, through comedy, sometimes we're allowed to discuss things that you'd never be able to talk about in a drama.
I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there.
Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don't get that laugh, there's something wrong.
War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
The drama nerd comes out in me when I'm in a theater.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I'm not a drama person, but when you can make a movie in song form in three-and-a-half minutes, it's surreal.
I only really started to go to plays and to be interested in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded. I think I'm more disciplined today.
What I'm trying to do is find either existing properties or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama. It's my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre. I think it's very much alive.
I have my ideas of what a good documentary is, but drama is a different animal because you're arranging everything.
Gus Van Sant
I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.
If you're doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can't forget that it's primarily a very serious film that has some light relief.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I think there's true drama in the formation of everything that we know and are standing on the shoulders of.
There's real drama in performing live. You never know how it's going to be.
There's something to play if there's conflict going on. Whatever that conflict is, that's where drama is; if the character is grappling with something you've got something to play, there's layers to it.
I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
I could definitely see myself making a serious movie or a drama in the future.
The main question in drama, the way I was taught, is always, 'What does the protagonist want?' That's what drama is. It comes down to that. It's not about theme, it's not about ideas, it's not about setting, but what the protagonist wants.
The purpose of the Seder to my mind is to inspire conversations with your family about the human drama and hopefully transmit values to the next generation. I've always felt like this could be better.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I've always said that with kids' TV that people get stuck in it from drama school but that's not fair because I know myself that when you go in creatively, kids are so much more open to ideas. You're so much freer to mess about and try things.
I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
I was like the class clown in school so I guess I would say I did like the attention. In church I did a lot of plays, my mother made me play characters, do a lot of drama and acting, trying to become someone else. So it helped me create who I am, to create Snoop Dogg.
Well, ever since I was little, I knew that singing was what I wanted to do, and then I got into, you know, doing drama club and community theater.
When people ask what I write about, that's what I tell them: 'The drama of human relationships.' I'm not even close to running out of material.
We read too much Shakespeare at school, and view our parliamentary politics as dynastic drama, in which an impatient crown prince frets at his long subordination and begins to scheme for the throne he knows he merits, was promised and has earned.
The thing a drama school can't give you is instinct. It can sharpen instinct but that can't be taught, and you have to have intuition. It's an essential ingredient.
I've done a lot of drama, and comedy was the one genre I was not being offered. So I became obsessive about getting one.
All they teach you in drama school is how to do stage fights and be a pain in rehearsals.
The quality of TV drama nowadays is getting better and better. They've had to invent a new term for it: 'high-end television.'
From the onset of the 'Live-Read' series, we wanted to hit all the major writers and Woody Allen is simply one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. He has ability to match pathos and comedy and drama and then turn it all on a dime. If you're going to make a series based on dialogue, you can't find much better than Woody Allen.
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