Quotations on Drama

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If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Drama, Today)

To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Problems)

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Life, Drama, Wail)

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)

An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: Actor, Comedy, Drama, Vice)

These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Drama, Garden, Running, Today, Years)

Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.
- Milton Avery
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Drama, Play, Self, Surrender)

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Civilization, Action, Drama, Pleasure)

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Drama, Literature, Play)

Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Drama, Opera, Play, Singing)

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Art, Music, People, Drama, Man, Opera)

So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
- Michael Beschloss
(Keywords: Drama, End, Fact, Result)

The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Drama, School, Training)

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Work, Drama, Fact, Theatre)

I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Drama, School, Shakespeare, Training)

The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Society, Drama, Mind)

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Now, Theatre)

Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)

In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Idea, Drama, Facts, Famous, Theories, Tragedy, Will)

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.
- Delta Burke
(Keywords: Movies, Thought, Books, Drama, Hollywood, School, Theatre)

I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Music, Work, People, Complexity, Drama, Photography, Right, Style)

I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Movies, Truth, Drama, Hollywood, Past)

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra
(Keywords: Thought, Actors, Drama, Mistakes)

It wasn't my tennis that made me lose, it was a lot of different things going on, high drama, high emotion.
- Jennifer Capriati
(Keywords: Drama, Emotion, Tennis)

No matter how many modern parts I do, people still refer to me as Mrs. Costume Drama. Fight Club is a studio pic, and I've done very few of those. I've got a feeling it's going to change things for me.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Change, People, Drama, Feeling, Fight)

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: America, Drama, England, Order, Queen)

I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers, so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it.
- Bernard Cornwell
(Keywords: Drama, Nothing)

There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

When I left school I went to Australia for a year and worked in the drama department of a school in Perth.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: Drama, School)

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Film)

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy
(Keywords: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Light, Want)

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Art, Drama, May, Theater)

As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business.
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Keywords: Business, Control, Chaos, Drama, Job)

If you're doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can't forget that it's primarily a very serious film that has some light relief.
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Keywords: Drama, Film, Forget, Light)

But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
- Rachel Dratch
(Keywords: Drama, Psychology)

Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater
(Keywords: Poetry, Work, Drama, Energy)

People talk worse about people than they talk good about people, because a lot of people like drama.
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: People, Drama, Talk)

My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
- Clint Eastwood
(Keywords: Coach, Drama, Nothing, Old)

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama, that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton
(Keywords: Drama, Opera)



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