Quotations on Theater

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It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
- Alvin Ailey
(Keywords: People, Marketing, Theater, Will)

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: People, Fantasy, Reality, Theater, Want)

At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Art, School, Theater, Thinking)

Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Dream, December, End, Theater, Washington)

I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films. That's a lot of work.
- Armand Assante
(Keywords: Work, Theater, Years)

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: American, Help, Theater, Want)

I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Work, People, Chance, Theater, World)

I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: London, Theater, Years)

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Art, Performance, Difference, Theater, Validity)

I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.
- Michelle Branch
(Keywords: Love, Theater, Want)

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Vision, Acting, Shakespeare, Theater, World)

My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Success, College, Reason, Theater, Years)

I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing more Television and Movies. I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops for people with disabilities.
- Chris Burke
(Keywords: Movies, People, Television, Theater, Want)

It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing.
- Steve Burns
(Keywords: Love, Time, Hope, Film, Kids, Theater, Will, Writing)

I absolutely want to have a career where you make'em laugh and make'em cry. It's all theater.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Career, Theater, Want)

As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war. It was exciting to think that I could write about World War Two from a totally new place.
- Michael Chabon
(Keywords: War, Theater, World, World war)

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Marriage, Love, Soul, Theater, Will)

I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: Work, Job, Jobs, Television, Theater, World)

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper
(Keywords: Film, Goodness, Theater, Years)

In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies.
- Brian Cox
(Keywords: Movies, Cinema, Now, Sense, Theater, Want)

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: People, Open, Theater, Violence)

I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes... but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid!
- Grey DeLisle
(Keywords: Time, Talking, Theater, Voice)

I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to finding a character and exploring character and realizing that character.
- Vin Diesel
(Keywords: Father, Character, Acting, Theater, World)

I would love to do more movies. I'd like to get into some theater, too, if I could, just to learn more. I want to do gritty performances that I'm proud of. It doesn't matter to me if four people see it or millions of people see it, as long as I perform in such a way that people go, 'Wow!'
- Jason Dohring
(Keywords: Love, Movies, People, Theater, Want)

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.
- Minnie Driver
(Keywords: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs!
- Zac Efron
(Keywords: Future, Theater, Want)

I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Keywords: Music, Work, Actor, London, School, Study, Theater, Theatre, Youth)

Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.
- Michael Fassbender
(Keywords: Being, Complexity, Questions, Theater, Want)

People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
- Minnie Maddern Fiske
(Keywords: Art, Music, People, Literature, Painting, Question, Taste, Theater, Understanding)

Live television drama was like live theater, because you moved without thinking about the camera. It followed you around. In film you have to be more aware of what the camera is doing.
- Louise Fletcher
(Keywords: Drama, Film, Television, Theater, Thinking)

I really would rather have gone to New York, since all my training had been in theater, but I didn't have the guts to go there alone. I knew only one person in New York, and that was a man. What I needed was a woman. That's the way Southern girls thought.
- Louise Fletcher
(Keywords: Thought, Girls, Man, Theater, Training, Woman)

As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience love them, being over emotional.
- Richard Foreman
(Keywords: Love, Time, Thought, Actors, Being, Theater, Trying)

I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old.
- Jonathan Frid
(Keywords: People, Horror, Old, Theater, Years)

I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman
(Keywords: Projects, Song, Theater, Writing, Years)

I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential.
- Mickey Gilley
(Keywords: Evening, Hiring, Potential, Theater, Will)

The last thing in the world I should have done was go into the theater because was inordinately shy as a young man. I couldn't open my mouth. At a party, I was the one stuck up against the wall. I was embarrassed about talking. I felt that I couldn't talk well.
- Gale Gordon
(Keywords: Man, Open, Party, Talk, Talking, Theater, World)

We were at the Schubert Theater for two years. And we were the first act.
- Eydie Gorme
(Keywords: Act, First, Theater, Years)

I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
- Adolph Green
(Keywords: Lady, Theater, Today)

Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film.
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Keywords: Music, Film, Theater, Writing)

Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Love, Travel, Husband, Books, Fun, Kids, Theater, Traveling)

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
- Lillian Hellman
(Keywords: Failure, Theater, Writing)

I don't want the kind of theater that I love and grew up seeing to die out.
- Jerry Herman
(Keywords: Love, Theater, Want)

I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City.
- Tom Hiddleston
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Chance, Play, Rest, Theater, Want, Woman)

What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells
(Keywords: American, Ending, Public, Theater, Tragedy)

More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Love, Power, People, Being, Building, Christ, Reality, Theater, Want)

Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought it was so cool because we were finally delivered from the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Thought, Theater, Years)

Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all.
- Jeremy Irons
(Keywords: Now, Theater, Training)

An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it.
- Jeremy Irons
(Keywords: Manager, Acting, Theater, Wage)

Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy.
- Thomas Jane
(Keywords: Actors, Career, Television, Theater, Training, Years)

Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting.
- Maurice Jarre
(Keywords: Time, Life, Theater, Theatre, Years)



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