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Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
I don't see why people want new plays all the time. What would happen to concerts if people wanted new music all the time?
The theatre has built a whole art round the actor, based on the man and his double - the actor and his character.
An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
I haven't really written my plays and books -- I've heard them. The stories are there already, singing in your genes and in your blood.
For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
|Ethel||Barrymore||George Jean Nathan: The Theatre in the Fifties|
|Costumes, Set Design||
Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Routines have their purposes, but the merely routine is the hidden enemy of high art. [Advice to theatrical designers,]
|Cecil||Beaton||The Secret of How to Startle Theatre Arts May 57|
Lights are to drama what music is to the lyrics of a song. The greatest part of my success in the theatre I attribute to my feeling for colors, translated into effects of light.
|David||Belasco||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|
A play has two authors, the playwright and the actor.
|Eric||Bentley||In Search of Theater|
Someone once said that being an artistic director is the intelligent exercise of one's own taste. And that is what I believe with all my heart and soul. If you start second-guessing yourself in advance, I think you're done for.
|Andre||Bishop||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|