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I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw Doctor Zhivago every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater. (Quote by - John Hughes)

In the commercial theater, I've been pretty fortunate. The producers that I've worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work. (Quote by - Trevor Nunn)

I was preparing myself for the theater, and... I got a little job here and a job there, but it wasn't going well, and I considered some time before the mid-60s that maybe I should consider something else. (Quote by - James Earl Jones)

Boxing has become America's tragic theater. (Quote by - Joyce Carol Oates)

In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple. (Quote by - J. M. Synge)

I happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there... you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it's been quite a bit of time since I've done a play, last one was in New York. (Quote by - Michael York)

I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old. (Quote by - Jonathan Frid)

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence, and the theater you like has more to do with language. (Quote by - Ben Kingsley)

I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.' (Quote by - Richard Dreyfuss)

Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater. (Quote by - Michael Tippett)

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts. (Quote by - James Broughton)

To me, theater is the mecca; if you really love to act, that's where it's the most fun, by a long shot. (Quote by - Scott Caan)

Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country. (Quote by - Tony Randall)

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive. (Quote by - Fanny Burney)

To do theater you need to block off a hunk of time. (Quote by - George Takei)

I've been doing musical theater since I was a kid. And look for a CD from me in the future. I want to write all the songs! (Quote by - Zac Efron)

In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience. (Quote by - Estelle Parsons)

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience -- it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere. (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

The theater is where I belonged; I simply wanted to be an actress my whole life. (Quote by - Loni Anderson)

I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be something I'd use the word proud about. I've done better work in the theater. (Quote by - John Malkovich)

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place. (Quote by - Sophia Bush)

The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character. (Quote by - Alfred Jarry)

We thought it would be great to see if you could put pop music back into musical theater. (Quote by - Neil Tennant)


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