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Theatre Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Theatre.

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Related topics: Movies

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

 

I hope to continue working in film, television and theatre.
- Jeremy Bulloch

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind.
Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
- John Hurt

I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience.
I got to work with a lot of directors.
- James Denton

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The club shows are really intense and powerful,
but for a shorter time, and the audiences are in close
proximity than when I'm performing at The Palace Theatre.
- Deborah Cox

But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.
- Beatrice Wood

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British
theatre would cease to exist.
- David Soul

My experiences in film and theatre in the States have
been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of,
Let's try this.
- Kim Cattrall

The money is better in films and television.
But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
- Christopher Eccleston

I knew nothing about film at all.
I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things.
In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three
key interviews and that would be it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
- Harrison Birtwistle

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement
about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
- Sean Penn

You can only do so much theatre.
- Victor Garber

I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre
movement in the late 60's till the mid 70's and performed
theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.
- Nick Mancuso

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that
only one man in it can count on steady work -
the night watchman.
- Tallulah Bankhead

My playground was the theatre.
I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living.
As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

The people on the business side in the music business
are kind of different from the theatre business.
I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries.
- Tim Curry

I prefer theatre but TV keeps you well known.
- Richard Briers

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management
to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate

In the theatre, the actor is given immediate feedback.
- Charles Keating

I never had any acting heroes.
I never really went to the theatre.
- Julie Walters

In the end I think theatre has only one subject:
justice.
- Edward Bond

I would have started the National Actors Theatre 30 years earlier.
- Tony Randall

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 W. Fassbinder

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection.
To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
- Howard Barker

When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the
movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer!
I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
- Roberto Benigni

People come to the theatre to be excited and uplifted -
I want to inspire my audience.
- Edward Hall

I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre,
which is to have a permanent Acting Company.
- Tony Randall

Having started out in theatre, I feel an impulse to do it as much as I can.
- Cillian Murphy

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion.
I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.
- Brenda Blethyn

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

The great difference between screen acting and theatre
acting is that screen acting is about reacting -
75% of the time,
great screen actors are great reactors.
- Nicolas Roeg

I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
- Peter O'Toole

It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a
$50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor.
There's always a depression in the theatre.
- Frances McDormand

It's important to move the theatre into the 21st Century.
- David Soul

I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design.
I did a little bit of acting.
- Jim Henson

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience,
has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
- Bill Veeck

I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably,
but I was probably not meant to raise money.
- Beth Henley

Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to
films and Broadway was to the theatre:
it was the hub of radio.
- Mel Torme

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.
- Walter Benjamin

Once in awhile, there's stuff that makes me say,
That's what theatre's about.
It has to be a human event on the stage,
and that doesn't happen very often.
- Uta Hagen

Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands.
There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me.
You get to perform uninterrupted.
- Willem Dafoe

The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film.
- Kim Cattrall

As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always,
always fall in love with somebody on the stage.
And want to have sex with them.
- Ewan McGregor

I love old movies.
The '40s theatre pace is fantastic.
- Yancy Butler

The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.
- Stella Adler

A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening
in the theatre of his time.
A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
- Kenneth Tynan

From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife,
and then three years of drama school in London.
- Ewan McGregor

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Theatre is a sacred space for actors.
You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
- Greta Scacchi

It's really a grand old, legendary theatre where the
spirits of like Judy Garland and all these great performers have been.
The clubs are way more underground.
- Deborah Cox

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
- Francesca Annis

I just needed a job.
Before being hired as an usher at the CBS Theatre,
I didn't even know there was a show business!
- David Geffen

The world 's a theatre, the earth a stage,
Which God and Nature do with actors fill.
- Thomas Heywood

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths.
For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret,
and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker

This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in,
and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre
of God's righteous Kingdom.
- Thomas Traherne

When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security.
I love an audience.
I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
- Vivien Leigh

I love doing movies but I loved doing theatre just as much.
- Joe Morton

A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle
Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
- David Amram

My family were broadminded enough to support me when
I wanted to pursue a life in the theatre.
- Peter Gallagher

It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre,
as well.
- Andrzej Wajda

It's a whole different kind of anxiety.
But the great thing about doing a theatre job is that
once the ball starts rolling you just have to go with it,
it's inexorable.
- Emily Watson

Thirty years ago dinner theatre used to be much more
of a going concern than it is now.
- Ted Shackelford

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting,
I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed
to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
- Douglas Wilson

In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only
public high school in Boston with a theatre program.
- Donnie Wahlberg


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