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The sage belongs to the same obsolete repertory as the virtuous maiden and the enlightened monarch.
Repertory theater is all about being part of the whole, one of the many colors in this vast palette.
I come out of repertory theatre so I've been working under pressure my whole career.
I was in the movies. I danced, I sang, I learned to work in front of a camera. It was like being in a repertory company.
Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew.
I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time.
Between New York and L.A., and all of us who are actors, I feel like we're just one big, cast repertory company, all running back and forth between the coasts and between different shows. There is a wealth of great character actors, who show up, here and there, on different shows. I love the fact that we're allowed to do that.
But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
Michael Tilson Thomas
I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year, and I loved working with the people.
I feel so sorry for younger actors who aren't able to have the opportunities that I had, starting out in repertory theatre. It's really tough on young actors now.
Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water.
I went to a lot of theatre schools, got a lot of training, did a lot of repertory where you do a different play every night. I took a lot of voice, movement, and acting classes.
This is an age of specialization, and in such an age the repertory theater is an anachronism, a ludicrous anachronism.
Minnie Maddern Fiske
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