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I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue. (Quote by - David Hyde Pierce)

A lot of the shows that really become hit shows are often demonstrated, like Mystery Science Theater. (Quote by - Joel Hodgson)

It's street theater. You have to make it entertaining so people don't get bored and walk away. (Quote by - Jason Statham)

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience. (Quote by - Tallulah Bankhead)

The show can go on without me, and probably will, but I want to come back to act in Chicago. My wife and I just bought a condo downtown, and I want to do theater. (Quote by - William Petersen)

The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly. (Quote by - Sean O'Casey)

The theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts. (Quote by - David Hare)

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater. (Quote by - Marisa Tomei)

Don't forget the prices are so high in theater; it isn't really where a young person can go on a date and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore. (Quote by - Estelle Parsons)

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you're in another world. (Quote by - Robert Caro)

I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic. (Quote by - James Broughton)

Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting. (Quote by - Maurice Jarre)

Theater is dangerously open to repetition. It's exciting when you hit on a new way. (Quote by - Fiona Shaw)

What I'd really like to do is do a film or two a year and then do theater in New York the rest of the year. (Quote by - Piper Perabo)

So I've done my fair share of theater. I have also been very fortunate in that I've been able to come to New York two or three times a year just to see as many shows as possible. I think the live theater culture here is incredible. (Quote by - Neil Patrick Harris)

I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance. (Quote by - Sam Mendes)

Performance art can involve the audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience. (Quote by - Jack Bowman)

I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song I'd written for one of his movies. Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat. (Quote by - Mac Davis)

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence. (Quote by - Don DeLillo)

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing. (Quote by - Vincent D'Onofrio)

Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place. (Quote by - Martha Graham)

I liked the theater. I liked the people. I liked the time that we worked. (Quote by - Jeremy Irons)

Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it's like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it's an interesting dynamic. (Quote by - Jenna Elfman)

I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it. (Quote by - Joan Collins)

I'd also like to do a play. I've never done theater, and constantly changing and refining a performance is something I'd like to do, even though it may sound like work to some people - and it probably is work. (Quote by - Nastassja Kinski)


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