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Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
Theatre is liberating because it only works if it's truthful - that's what it requires. That's not true of film: the camera does lie.
But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.
A young Brit girl with no theatre experience decided to take on an iconic American role on Broadway. Maybe I should have thought that through?
The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.
Because theatre is a story-telling art form, we feel entitled to assume that the playwright got there before we got there.
I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go - that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone.
I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
I think it's good for an actor to bounce between stuff on camera and stuff in theatre. If I could do half and half every year I would be a very, very happy man.
The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.
Stage actors are usually much more conscious of speaking up and making sure that everyone can hear in the back of the theatre; a film actor probably thinks of that a little less.
Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission.
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
When I saw 'Hercules,' my mind just exploded because I was extremely thin; I was insecure. I literally ran out of the theatre and started lifting things, anything I could think of - milk crates. I'm still lifting things. It changed my life.
For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.
I don't profess to have music as my big wheel and there are a number of other things as important to me apart from music. Theatre and mime, for instance.
I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
Theatre is immediate, it's alive, you're there with the audience, it can't be done again and again and again and again, it's organic.
In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can't stand it.
I think as a filmmaker my first contribution would just be to make a good movie that people would love to see and leave the theatre charged, with a sense of excitement.
Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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