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All the Warner actors were real actors. They started in theater and led very straightforward lives - you never saw entourages around. The MGM girls were the glamour girls, and they always had the makeup and hair people with them and all that.
I don't consider myself a great actress. I'm just trying to stay alive, actually. I think I'm good, and I've learned a lot, certainly, mostly in the theater. I've been sloughed off movies for years. But what can you do? That's life.
Theater for me at one point was a lifestyle, too.
In my opinion, theater shouldn't give advice to citizens.
I've done a lot of guerrilla theater in my time.
There's something about the theater which makes my fingertips tingle.
The Majestic Theater in 1990. That was one of my first real shows where I had 300 to 400 people there.
There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience.
If I didn't have kids, I would be at the theater or the ballet every single night of my life.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Whether that's positive or not, people are talking about the Old Vic Theater again with passion and commitment and controversy and debate.
Theater is there to search for questions. It doesn't give you instructions.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
My film career was always to support my theater career.
Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
I grew up in a drive-in theater, from the time I was 8, working in a snack bar watching four features every week. It was silent theater in the sense that this was a drive-in, which meant that I often saw the films going with no sound. But I learned to tell stories through action.
When I started thinking seriously about learning the rules of narrative, I thought, 'You've learned the rules of dancing from the ballet; what's the matter with learning the laws of theater from the people who know how to do it?'
If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions for musical theater, which forced me to sing.
I used to buy into a former Supreme Court justice's argument that you can't scream fire in a crowded theater. Well, I think you can.
My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
Unless we tell stories about ourselves, which is all that theater is, we're in deep trouble.
In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.
I've been to Chicago a lot - it's one of my favorite places. My wife is from Chicago, and I worked in the theater there a lot.
I never wanted to work in fashion. At age 12 or 13, I wanted to design for showgirls - for the theater! And I was crazy for the Hollywood of the 1950s: Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Jones. They were my idea of glamour - and Sylvie Vartan, the French singer.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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