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The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends read more

The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.

by Alfred Jarry Found in: Theater Quotes,
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In the theater the audience wants to be surprised but by things that they expect

In the theater the audience wants to be surprised but by things that they expect

by Tristan Bernard Found in: Theater Quotes,
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Theatergoing is a communal act, movie going a solitary one.

Theatergoing is a communal act, movie going a solitary one.

by Robert Brustein Found in: Theater Quotes,
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It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work read more

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

by Tallulah Bankhead Found in: Theater Quotes,
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The center of the stage is where I am.

The center of the stage is where I am.

by Martha Graham Found in: Theater Quotes,
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The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to read more

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.

by Robert Brustein Found in: Theater Quotes,
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You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors and the audience, - and each must give read more

You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors and the audience, - and each must give something

by Kenneth Haigh Found in: Theater Quotes,
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I just love, I love, I love movies.

I just love, I love, I love movies.

by Laura Dern Found in: Theater Quotes,
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To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They read more

To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.

by Eleanor Duse Found in: Theater Quotes,
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