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There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff.
I definitely think that theatre is something I'll keep coming back to in my career for as long as I can. I also think theatre's something you have to be very fit to do. I am fairly fit, but I don't think I could do it all the time.
Theatre just fills me up so much.
At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.
I think the only directing I'd be any good at is theatre directing. It's the only thing I can see myself doing.
I love the theatre and theatre people.
Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
I was a bit odd as a kid, because there were so little outlets for me. There was no theatre except for the odd community theatre and school shows. The only movie theatre was at the Canadian Forces Base nearby in Comox, so it either showed kiddie flicks for the families and restricted stuff for the men.
I did an internship at the Ardent theatre company in Philly after dropping out of college. I was earning $165 a week building sets and cleaning the toilets. Cleaning toilets is a good way of getting in touch with your creativity. That's when you find out if you got anything going on in your head.
I hate the idea of theatre just being an evening pastime. It should be emotionally and intellectually demanding. I love football. The level of analysis that you listen to on the terraces is astonishing. If people did that in the theatre... but they don't. They expect to sit back and not participate.
The strength of British theatre should be that these actors in their middle years know what they're doing and are good at it. Not rich, not famous, but making a living.
A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
The man who raised me is black. Culturally, he made me who I am. He was a theatre director, so he also guided me artistically.
People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds.
The theatre is one of those muscles - if you don't exercise it, it becomes a strange and truly fearful place.
I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
The cool thing is that, unlike film, the theatre roles for women get better and better as you get older.
American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.
Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
When I first did theatre, I was always doing comedies; it was always my first love. But it wasn't what I was picked for at first, for films and TV.
When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.
We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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