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    The play bill which is said to have announced the tragedy of
    Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.

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Who teach the mind its proper face to scan,
And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

Who teach the mind its proper face to scan,
And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

by Robert Lloyd Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.

Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.

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Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

by Arthur Gingold Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks;
Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks.
The founder's read more

Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks;
Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks.
The founder's you: the table is the place:
The carvers we: the prologue is the grace.
Each act, a course, each scene, a different dish,
Though we're in Lent, I doubt you're still for flesh.
Satire's the sauce, high-season'd, sharp and rough.
Kind masks and beaux, I hope you're pepperproof?
Wit is the wine; but 'tis so scarce the true
Poets, like vintners, balderdash and brew.
Your surly scenes, where rant and bloodshed join.
Are butcher's meat, a battle's sirloin:
Your scenes of love, so flowing, soft and chaste,
Are water-gruel without salt or taste.

by George Farquhar Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Your scene precariously subsists too long,
On French translation and Italian song.
Dare to have sense yourselves; read more

Your scene precariously subsists too long,
On French translation and Italian song.
Dare to have sense yourselves; assert the stage;
Be justly warm'd with your own native rage.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Acting Quotes,
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As good as a play.

As good as a play.

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A long, exact, and serious comedy;
In every scene some moral let it teach,
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A long, exact, and serious comedy;
In every scene some moral let it teach,
And, if it can, at once both please and preach.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Acting Quotes,
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This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.

This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.

by Philip Massinger Found in: Acting Quotes,
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The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Acting Quotes,
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