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Theatres Quotes

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

Lost In Space fans are going to get organized,
because we'll see them showing up in all the theatres.
- Mark Goddard

When I left drama school, there were dozens of rep
theatres you could apply to where you got a good training.
- Brenda Blethyn

You can't go around the theatres handing out cards saying,
'It isn't my fault'.
You go onto the next one.
- Preston Sturges

 

We need more theatres, more art and more culture in this country.
- Richard Briers

At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.
- Cab Calloway

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants,
so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without
all that bother of having to go somewhere else.
- Timothy West

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In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from
the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres
and put them back in the hands of the local authorities.
- Timothy West

It's like Branson.
When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there.
Now, you can't count 'em.
There's so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive.
- Mickey Gilley

I think it's one of my favourite theatres ever,
so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history.
The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant.
- Louise Jameson

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values,
and in my life I was able to do what I liked best:
debuts,
great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction.
- Jose Carreras

They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres,
so it was running in New York and I was nominated for
the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running.
So it was literally killed.
- Ellen Burstyn

I showed my mom the movie then I told her the movie
got bought and that it was gonna be shown in theatres and be on video.
Everyone was really psyched about it.
Everyone in my little town of hounds started to call me movie star.
- Jason Mewes

Serial killers are everywhere!
Well, perhaps not in our neighborhood,
but on our television screens, at the movie theatres,
and in rows and rows of books at our local Borders
or Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
- Pat Brown

Suddenly we saw that you could do plays about real life,
and people had been doing them for some time,
but they weren't always getting to the audiences.
They were performed in little, tiny,
theatres.
- Timothy West

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

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

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

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

Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre,
which was quite nearby where I lived.
And I worked there for about six or seven months,
as part of the stage crew.
- Ewan McGregor

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film,
you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form.
The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots.
- John Crowley

For the theatre one needs long arms;
it is better to have them too long than too short.
An artiste with short arms can never,
never make a fine gesture.
- Roland Barthes

I can't do theatre in the US,' she says,
'because I don't have a green card.
- Jacqueline McKenzie

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

My dream is to eventually open a children's theatre.
- Moira Kelly

For seven years I did very little theatre,
and I have to make up some time.
- Patrick Stewart

I realize I'm a very lucky man.
I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre,
and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me.
- Eric Stoltz

Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.
- Catherine Deneuve

I was prepared for the theatre, but not for the nuts and bolts.
- Matthew Ashford

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre,
every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
- Maggie Smith

What theatre started to look at much earlier than any
other form was the internal operations of ordinary people,
sometimes using mythic models in order to tell the story.
- Pete Townshend

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

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

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

Edinburgh is my favourite city.
We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries.
- Carol Ann Duffy

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

In the theatre the audience wants to be surprised -
but by things that they expect.
- Tristan Bernard

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.
- Helen Hayes

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.
- Christopher Walken

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

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears
of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
- Denis Diderot

I grew up in the theatre.
It's where I got my start.
Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue
about the theatre is beyond perfection.
- Aaron Sorkin

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

I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
- Vaclav Havel

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

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

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

I gave my life to the Group Theatre,
because in it I'm building something for myself.
What I build, I am.
- Elia Kazan

I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in.
But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks
without actually introducing myself.
- Bill Forsyth

First there was the theatre of people and animals,
then of people and the devil.
Now we need the theatre of people and people.
- Edward Bond

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia,
so my mother was in community theatre plays.
- Beth Henley

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

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

When I play, I feel like I'm in a theatre,
why should I look ugly then, because I'm a tennis-player?
- Anna Kournikova

I am a nationalist...
my native soil is the theatre.
- Cyril Cusack

I think I want to pursue a movie career and maybe even pursue some theatre.
- Katie Holmes

At heart, this job is about continuing to make great
theatre for the people of Sheffield -
a city I've known and loved since childhood.
- Samuel West

On the last day of our five-day work week,
we did two performances and we had an audience.
It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end,
and it was very pleasing.
- Jean Stapleton

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

It's great to be in a film that's able to have people
really want to become socially conscious,
to walk out of the theatre and want to do something.
- Don Cheadle

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
- Andrzej Wajda

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

Working on a film, you don't get time to develop rivalries,
but the theatre is like a little village,
and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.
- Ron Moody

What I want to give in the theatre is beauty,
that's what I want to give.
- Dame Edith Evans

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

When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theatre,
so I auditioned for a play.
- Judd Nelson

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis.
Compromise is its second name.
- Enid Bagnold

I feel that film, as opposed to theatre,
is about capturing that one, real moment.
- Michael Pitt


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