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I'm a very shy person and I never tried to do theater.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
You have to take away some of tax breaks for the wealthy, and you have to cut back on some entitlements. Because, unless we do all of these things, it just doesn't work. And what's good theater and what's good politics isn't necessarily good economic policy.
Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
Joyce Carol Oates
When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater.
Going to the theater is such a joyous experience. My dad would take my sister and me to plays when we were very young, like six or seven years old.
It was very natural for me to want to disappear into dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist.
I wouldn't succeed at musical theater.
My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
I'm very aware that when one is acting in the theater, you do become kind of animal about it. And you're reliant on instincts rather than tact a lot of the time.
I love working in New York theater.
In theater, you've got to be aware of your whole body because it involves stamina. It involves two-and-a-half hours and a sustained release of energy, maybe for six months.
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
I don't know, I'd love to try some theater. That's my other thing. I'd love to do some Shakespeare.
I miss horribly those couple of hours before the performance when you get into the theater and you see people.
And I think I'm an adrenaline junkie, and there's nothing that will spike your adrenaline more than sitting in a theater and listen to an audience react to something you've written.
I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when it's packaged as the Night Out, then that's the death of it.
If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I'd choose theater.
I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be something I'd use the word proud about. I've done better work in the theater.
I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
Quite often - a lot of the work I had done had been extensively with women. Most especially in the theater, but also quite often in the movies. That has its own delights, and maybe pitfalls too.
Well, I design costumes because I started with the theater in Chicago, but somehow a few lines just sort of fell to me to do it. And I studied it in school and I always liked it.
Live theater is just an incredibly powerful medium, and I think anyone who goes, whether they know about it or not, if they see something that sort of fits with them, it's kind of hard to deny that they had a good time.
Harry Connick, Jr.
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie.
Francis Ford Coppola
I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
Francis Ford Coppola
I would love to do a live show with dancers and fashion and scenic elements - definitely bring my love of the theater to a concert-style performance.
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