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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.

    Author: Aaron Sorkin

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

    Author: Abbie Hoffman

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.

    Author: Ajay Naidu

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.

    Author: Alan Ladd

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England, really. I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there. It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.

    Author: Albert Finney

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

    Author: Alfred Hitchcock

I love the comradery of doing theatre that you don't get in film.

    Author: Andrea Martin

The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A. raising my children, and when they went to college, I packed my bags along with them and came to New York and looked for parts in the theatre, because that's always what I preferred doing.

    Author: Andrea Martin

I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn't do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn't sing two.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks.

    Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber

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

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre, as well.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre, because they wanted to get closer to the cinema, despite having studied and worked for the theatre.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.

    Author: Andrzej Wajda

My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.

    Author: Andy Garcia

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience.

    Author: Andy Goldsworthy

Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.

    Author: Anna Held

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

    Author: Anna Kournikova

Acting must be scaled down for the screen. A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.

    Author: Arthur Lowe

I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.

    Author: Barrie Keeffe

But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.

    Author: Beatrice Wood

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor, I was in the theatre. A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing. It's harder.

    Author: Ben Kingsley

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

    Author: Beth Henley

I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.

    Author: Beth Henley

Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department.

    Author: Beth Henley

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.

    Author: Bill Forsyth

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.

    Author: Bill Veeck

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV. You're on stage every night and you have to sustain your energy level tor several hours.

    Author: Blythe Danner

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.

    Author: Boris Spassky

You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes.

    Author: Boris Vallejo

Everyone the world over talks about British actors and British talent and I think that's because we were trained - until now - in theatre.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

I hate that people think going to the theatre is a special occasion. I wish people would treat it as normally as going to the cinema.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

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

    Author: Brenda Blethyn

My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women.

    Author: Brenda Holloway

I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room.

    Author: Bruce Beresford

My book is very wild. But you know during the period of BATMAN, that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes sold and these weren't just for kids.

    Author: Burt Ward

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

    Author: Cab Calloway

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

    Author: Carol Ann Duffy

I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.

    Author: Cate Blanchett

Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.

    Author: Catherine Deneuve

In the theatre, the actor is given immediate feedback.

    Author: Charles Keating

It's communication - that's what theatre is all about.

    Author: Chita Rivera

Theatre is immediate gratification.

    Author: Chita Rivera

You take a plug and put it in a socket, and that's what the theatre is-it lights up right away. You speak, and they respond immediately.

    Author: Chita Rivera

There's something about doing theatre in London - it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It's something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage.

    Author: Christian Slater

Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job... and you better do it well!

    Author: Christine Lahti

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.

    Author: Christopher Durang

I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.

    Author: Christopher Eccleston

I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.

    Author: Christopher Eccleston

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.

    Author: Christopher Eccleston

The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.

    Author: Christopher Eccleston

Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.

    Author: Christopher Eccleston

I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too.

    Author: Christopher Meloni

The reason why I hate working in theatre is the tedium of memorisation. But once that is done, then you feast on this never-ending meal. If you play it correctly, every night is fraught with very high stakes that are very difficult to find in everyday life.

    Author: Christopher Meloni

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre. I worked for free a lot.

    Author: Christopher Parker

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.

    Author: Christopher Walken

Having started out in theatre, I feel an impulse to do it as much as I can.

    Author: Cillian Murphy

I've been doing theatre since I was 5 years old.

    Author: Claudia Christian

Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.

    Author: Colleen Atwood

The costumes had to serve the choreography.

    Author: Colleen Atwood

I am a nationalist... my native soil is the theatre.

    Author: Cyril Cusack

I love the theatre and theatre people.

    Author: Cyril Cusack

Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.

    Author: Cyril Cusack

To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.

    Author: Cyril Cusack

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

    Author: Dame Edith Evans

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.

    Author: Daniel Berrigan

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

    Author: David Amram

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.

    Author: David Arquette

I just needed a job. Before being hired as an usher at the CBS Theatre, I didn't even know there was a show business!

    Author: David Geffen

The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!

    Author: David Kirk

I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre be all that my life is about. I've always tried to get involved in the community or my family now I have kids.

    Author: David Morse

Musical theatre is something I'm familiar with, I've been doing that.

    Author: David Naughton

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

    Author: David Soul

It's important to move the theatre into the 21st Century.

    Author: David Soul

One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.

    Author: David Soul

I get to the theatre in plenty of time; I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the right things at the right time. The rest you have to leave to luck!

    Author: Deborah Bull

I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level.

    Author: Deborah Cox

It's really a grand old, legendary theatre where the spirits of like Judy Garland and all these great performers have been. The clubs are way more underground.

    Author: Deborah Cox

The club shows are really intense and powerful, but for a shorter time, and the audiences are in close proximity than when I'm performing at The Palace Theatre.

    Author: Deborah Cox

Where every moment is about truth and I think it's a great challenge every night. That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre, and it's great.

    Author: Deborah Cox

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.

    Author: Debra Messing

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.

    Author: Delta Burke

If you're interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you're better off and you'll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.

    Author: Delta Burke

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

    Author: Denis Diderot

I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials.

    Author: Devon Sawa

Every time I listened to Lux Radio Theatre, I wanted to vomit.

    Author: Dick York

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.

    Author: Don Bluth

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.

    Author: Don Cheadle

The play is on top of me all the time, and I am constantly thinking about it. Even when I leave the theatre, I'll mumble the lines to myself or think about the way the character walks or holds himself.

    Author: Donald Pleasence

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

    Author: Donnie Wahlberg

If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.

    Author: Doug Coupland

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.

    Author: Douglas Wilson

At the turn of the century theatre does not have to be prescriptive.

    Author: Edward Bond

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