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    Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

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Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
As undertakers walk before the hearse.

Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
As undertakers walk before the hearse.

by David Garrick Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is happy agony.

Acting is happy agony.

by Alec Guinness Found in: Acting Quotes,
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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give.
For we that live to please, must please to live.

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give.
For we that live to please, must please to live.

by Samuel Johnson 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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Tom Goodwin was an actor-man,
Old Drury's pride and boast,
In all the light and spritely parts,
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Tom Goodwin was an actor-man,
Old Drury's pride and boast,
In all the light and spritely parts,
Especially the ghost.

by J.g. Saxe Found in: Acting Quotes,
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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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As good as a play.

As good as a play.

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I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it.

I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it.

by Lilli Palmer Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is about giving something away, handing yourself over to whatever role you are asked to play. I'm not hiding read more

Acting is about giving something away, handing yourself over to whatever role you are asked to play. I'm not hiding or escaping or seeking anonymity. I reserve the right not to have a rubber stamp on my forehead saying this is who I am. Because who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.

by Alan Rickman Found in: Acting Quotes,
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