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Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.
All action in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real.
Play well, or play badly, but play truly.
It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined.
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.
Theatre is the art of looking at ourselves.
Don't expect the theatre to satisfy the habits of its audience, but to change them.
Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition and eventually to an awakening of understanding.
Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.
Look to your consciences and remember that the theatre of the world is wider than the realm of England.
Theatre is fake... The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real.
An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.
The truth of ourselves is the root of our acting.
It is not theatre that is indispensable, but something quite different. To cross the frontiers between you and me.
The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful.
The Theatre of the Oppressed is theatre in this most archaic application of the word. In this usage, all human beings are Actors (they act!) and Spectators (they observe!).
Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now.
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.
Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
The entire universe is a great theatre of mirrors.
The History of the world is not the theatre of happiness. Periods of happiness are blank pages in it, for they are periods of harmony--periods when the antithesis is in abeyance.
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.
Theatre is the most perfect artistic form of coercion.
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.
Theatre is a weapon. For that reason it must be fought for.
I hate the word 'production'...it's a ceremony, it's a ritual...you should go out of the theatre stronger and more human than when you went in.
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.
Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theatre.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
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.
Good theatre draws the energies out of the place where it is and gives it back as joie de vivre.
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?
With a theatre audience there's always the additional sense of a sustained challenge of which I'm acutely aware and for which you need to have the tools ready - your voice, physicality, brain.
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.
I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.
Favourite stadium? I have good memories of my CL debut at Old Trafford, spectacular atmosphere. The Theatre of Dreams, as they say.
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
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.
To break through language in order to touch life is to create or re-create the theater.
Long experience has taught me that in England nobody goes to the theatre unless he or she has bronchitis.
An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.
I trained as a theatre actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.