Performance Theatre Famous Quotes & Sayings

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58 Performance Theatre Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Performance Theatre Sayings By Natasha Tsakos: The Magician makes the visible, invisible.The Scientist makes the invisible, visible.The Artist stands in between, The Magician makes the visible, invisible.
The Scientist makes the invisible, visible.
The Artist stands in between, indivisible. — Natasha Tsakos
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Meg Howrey: When you step from the wings onto the stage you go from total blackness to When you step from the wings onto the stage you go from total blackness to a blinding hot glare. After a moment you adjust, but there is that moment. like being inside lightning. — Meg Howrey
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Mary Stanton: This was our last night. We only had one curtain call, Bree. And I thought This was our last night. We only had one curtain call, Bree. And I thought they were going to give us a standing ovation, but no-o-o-. Do you know why half the audience stood up?"
"To get a head start on the traffic," Bree said.
"To get a head start on the traffic," Antonia agreed in indignation. "I mean, here we are, dancing and singing our little guts out, and all those folks want to do is get to bed early. I ask you, whatever happened to common courtesy? Whatever happened to decent manners? Doesn't anyone care about craft anymore? And on top of that, it's not even nice. — Mary Stanton
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Patrick Suskind: He had to hold his body very still, very still, like some vessel about to He had to hold his body very still, very still, like some vessel about to slosh over from too much motion. Gradually he managed to get control of his breathing. His excited heart beat more steadily; the pounding of the waves inside him subsided slowly. And suddenly solitude fell across his heart like a dusky reflection. He closed his eyes. The dark doors within him opened, and he entered. The next performance in the theatre of his soul was beginning. — Patrick Suskind
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Richard Eyre: I'm never comfortable at theatre opening nights. If it's my own production I'm too wound I'm never comfortable at theatre opening nights. If it's my own production I'm too wound up to be able to enjoy the performance and too wary to enjoy the event as a social occasion. — Richard Eyre
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Antonin Artaud: Theater of Cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, Theater of Cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other by hacking at each other's bodies, carving up our personal anatomies, or, like Assyrian emperors, sending parcels of human ears, noses, or neatly detached nostrils through the mail, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all. — Antonin Artaud
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Luke Kirby: I would be so curious to wire my brain up and see what's occurring when I would be so curious to wire my brain up and see what's occurring when I act, because a performance is such a heightened state. I've always found that with doing theatre especially. It's so hard to come down. — Luke Kirby
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Lee Hall: Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else. — Lee Hall
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Ian McKellen: When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.' As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing. — Ian McKellen
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Anton Chekhov: Nadya Zelenin and her mother had returned from a performance of Eugene Onegin at the Nadya Zelenin and her mother had returned from a performance of Eugene Onegin at the theatre. Going into her room, the girl swiftly threw off her dress and let her hair down. Then she quickly sat at the table in her petticoat and white bodice to write a letter like Tatyana's.
'I love you,' she wrote, 'but you don't love me, you don't love me!'
Having written this, she laughed.
She was only sixteen and had never loved anyone yet. She knew that Gorny (an army officer) and Gruzdyov (a student) were both in love with her, but now, after the opera, she wanted to doubt their love. To be unloved and miserable: what an attractive idea! There was something beautiful, touching and romantic about A loving B when B wasn't interested in A. Onegin was attractive in not loving at all, while Tatyana was enchanting because she loved greatly. Had they loved equally and been happy they might have seemed boring.
("After The Theatre") — Anton Chekhov
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Marina Abramovic: Theatre is fake ... The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and Theatre is fake ... The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real. — Marina Abramovic
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Nathan Lane: A video taped stage performance is just - you know, it's never gonna be the A video taped stage performance is just - you know, it's never gonna be the same as it is if you're sitting there live in the theatre. — Nathan Lane
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Melanie Rawn: I enjoy theatre tremendously, and there's nothing like a live performance. I enjoy theatre tremendously, and there's nothing like a live performance. — Melanie Rawn
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Callan McAuliffe: I've never been a really big fan of theatre. I don't know why. It's so I've never been a really big fan of theatre. I don't know why. It's so much for effort. It's much more difficult for me than stage acting just because of the pressure that's piled on you and you have to learn the entire performance by heart. — Callan McAuliffe
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Philip Auslander: To move from a discussion of the early relationship between theatre and television to an To move from a discussion of the early relationship between theatre and television to an examination of the current situation of live performance is to confront the irony that whereas television initially sought to replicate and, implicitly, to replace live theatre, live performance itself has developed since that time toward the replication of the discourse of mediatization. — Philip Auslander
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Walter Scott: He seems, in manner and rank, above the class of young men who take that He seems, in manner and rank, above the class of young men who take that turn; but I remember hearing them say, that the little theatre at Fairport was to open with the performance of a young gentleman, being his first appearance on any stage. - If this should be thee, Lovel! - Lovel? yes, Lovel or Belville are just the names which youngsters are apt to assume on such occasions - on my life, I am sorry for the lad. — Walter Scott
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Gavin Bryars: As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien. — Gavin Bryars
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Performance Theatre Sayings By John Lahr: I go to the theatre expecting to have a good time. I want each play I go to the theatre expecting to have a good time. I want each play and performance to take me somewhere. Naturally, this doesn't always happen. — John Lahr
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Performance Theatre Sayings By Mike Figgis: I started using film as part of live theatre performance - what used to be I started using film as part of live theatre performance - what used to be called performance art - and I became intrigued by film. — Mike Figgis
Performance Theatre Sayings By Maurice Hayes: The Rising was mainly a piece of streat theatre designed by poets for dramatic effect. The Rising was mainly a piece of streat theatre designed by poets for dramatic effect. For better or worse, it became part of the founding myth which states need - but which they should move on from after a time. Major John MacBride, in a cameo performance in which he left Jacobs Mill, as he had entered it, immaculately dressed down to the white spats, told his colleagues Next time lads, don't shut yourself up behind four walls. It was good advice. — Maurice Hayes
Performance Theatre Sayings By Robert Dessaix: Every time you watch a performance in the theatre, you know that this is just Every time you watch a performance in the theatre, you know that this is just for you, and will never be the same again. It is quite exciting for me. — Robert Dessaix
Performance Theatre Sayings By Celia Weston: The great lesson in theatre is that you live the story every night, and that The great lesson in theatre is that you live the story every night, and that is a wonderful vehicle for getting to the richest places in a performance or investing a character with the richest life. — Celia Weston
Performance Theatre Sayings By Devon Sawa: I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials. I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials. — Devon Sawa
Performance Theatre Sayings By Natasha Tsakos: What if Theater was the Pong of the the digital Ping?A place where the live What if Theater was the Pong of the the digital Ping?
A place where the live experience has an function? — Natasha Tsakos
Performance Theatre Sayings By Brooke Elliott: I majored in musical theatre performance at college, then went through years of waiting tables I majored in musical theatre performance at college, then went through years of waiting tables and temping while looking for acting work. — Brooke Elliott
Performance Theatre Sayings By Simon Callow: To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, to be ushered into the sacred arena of the imagination. — Simon Callow
Performance Theatre Sayings By Gelsey Kirkland: The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm. — Gelsey Kirkland
Performance Theatre Sayings By Helen McCrory: I love theatre because it's just me and the audience. It's the litmus test in I love theatre because it's just me and the audience. It's the litmus test in acting, to be able to sustain a performance over one, two or three hours. — Helen McCrory
Performance Theatre Sayings By Natalia Makarova: I prepare myself very intensely. I am at the theatre four hours before the performance. I prepare myself very intensely. I am at the theatre four hours before the performance. It allows for complete concentration and preparation. — Natalia Makarova
Performance Theatre Sayings By Kevin Spacey: Theatre is organic, film is not. Theatre you come every day and you work with Theatre is organic, film is not. Theatre you come every day and you work with a group of people and you're are all up for it and you all get to do the whole thing every night, be it two hours or three hours. In film you work in two or three minute bits and it's never in chronological order and then someone takes that away and makes it look like it all happened, or that you gave that performance. — Kevin Spacey
Performance Theatre Sayings By Jean Anouilh: My wife was an opera singer, you know. She bellowed her way through Wagner as My wife was an opera singer, you know. She bellowed her way through Wagner as a Valkyrie. I married her and made her give up the theatre, to my eternal cost. She was to go on acting for myself alone. A performance at his own expense, lasting for more than twenty years, tends to wear out your spectator. — Jean Anouilh
Performance Theatre Sayings By Viggo Mortensen: I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline. — Viggo Mortensen
Performance Theatre Sayings By Dawn French: Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I saw was 'Bent,' which starred Ian McKellen. And I loved the original performance of 'The Rocky Horror Show,' with Richard O'Brien and Tim Curry at the Royal Court, when I was about 15. — Dawn French
Performance Theatre Sayings By Don DeLillo: The excitement of theatre is palpable but the frustrations, and the complete absence of a The excitement of theatre is palpable but the frustrations, and the complete absence of a definitive evening - the play as text means practically nothing in a way - , there's no particular performance that is definitive in the way a novel is a solid object you hold in your hands and here it is. You can't say that about a play. If the novel gives us a sense of throbbing consciousness, theater is pure soul, beautiful and elusive. — Don DeLillo
Performance Theatre Sayings By Kate Morton: A man had said that to her once at the stage door. She'd been leaving A man had said that to her once at the stage door. She'd been leaving after a theatre session, buzzing still with the high of performance, and he'd stopped her to say how much he'd enjoyed it. "You've a great talent for observation," he'd said. "Ears, eyes, and heart, all at once. — Kate Morton
Performance Theatre Sayings By Ruth Padel: Tragedy's language stresses that whatever is within us is obscure, many faceted, impossible to see. Tragedy's language stresses that whatever is within us is obscure, many faceted, impossible to see. Performance gave this question of what is within a physical force. The spectators were far away from the performers, on that hill above the theatre. At the centre of their vision was a small hut, into which they could not see. The physical action presented to their attention was violent but mostly unseen. They inferred it, as they inferred inner movement, from words spoken by figures whose entrances and exits into and out of the visible space patterned the play. They saw its results when that facade opened to reveal a dead body. This genre, with its dialectics of seen and unseen, inside and outside, exit and entrance, was a simultaneously internal and external, intellectual and somatic expression of contemporary questions about the inward sources of harm, knowledge, power, and darkness. — Ruth Padel
Performance Theatre Sayings By Antony Hegarty: When I was a junior in college I moved to New York and went to When I was a junior in college I moved to New York and went to this performance school the Experimental Theatre Wing. We had singing class and again, some of the other students would cry when I was singing, and I really didn't know why. I started to realize that there was something in the tone of my voice that was evocative for them. — Antony Hegarty
Performance Theatre Sayings By Eva Ibbotson: There are those who dance the notes, and those who dance the music. There are those who dance the notes, and those who dance the music. — Eva Ibbotson
Performance Theatre Sayings By Alec Guinness: Best performance of the year: Aston Villa v. Milan, September 1994 Best performance of the year: Aston Villa v. Milan, September 1994 — Alec Guinness
Performance Theatre Sayings By Ian McKellen: It's easier to go from theatre to film than the other way round. In film It's easier to go from theatre to film than the other way round. In film you're absolutely loved and cossetted and cared for. In film your director makes your performance. In theatre you're carrying it all. — Ian McKellen
Performance Theatre Sayings By Der Ling: Her Majesty to the theatre. The performance took place on a stage erected in the Her Majesty to the theatre. The performance took place on a stage erected in the courtyard, and Her Majesty closed in one part of her veranda for the use of the guests and Court ladies. During the performance I began to feel very drowsy, and eventually fell fast asleep leaning against one of the pillars. I awoke rather suddenly to find that something had been dropped into my mouth, but on investigation I found it was nothing worse than a piece of candy, which I immediately proceeded to eat. On approaching Her Majesty, she asked me how I had enjoyed the candy, and told me not to sleep, but to have a good time like the rest. I never saw Her Majesty in better humor. She played with us just like a young girl, and one could hardly recognize in her the severe Empress Dowager we knew her to be. — Der Ling
Performance Theatre Sayings By Daphne Du Maurier: We were like two performers in a play, but we were divided, we were not We were like two performers in a play, but we were divided, we were not acting with one another. We had to endure it alone, we had to put up this show, this miserable, sham performance for the sake of all these people I did not know and did not want to see again. — Daphne Du Maurier
Performance Theatre Sayings By Bruce Beresford: I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films 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. — Bruce Beresford
Performance Theatre Sayings By Maggie Smith: I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone. — Maggie Smith
Performance Theatre Sayings By Natasha Tsakos: How will the performer-audience interaction change, now that we are so used to participating in How will the performer-audience interaction change,
now that we are so used to participating in the lives of strangers? — Natasha Tsakos
Performance Theatre Sayings By Margaret Atwood: Sex was a given, like food, and as such was to be relished when excellent Sex was a given, like food, and as such was to be relished when excellent and derided when substandard; it was an entertainment, like the theatre, and could thus be reviewed like a performance. — Margaret Atwood
Performance Theatre Sayings By Simon Callow: I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That's why we I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That's why we do theatre, it's because we love contact with the audience. We love the fact that the audience will change us. The way the audience responds makes us change our performance. — Simon Callow
Performance Theatre Sayings By Henry James: Only a drummer-boy in a ballad or a story could have been so in the Only a drummer-boy in a ballad or a story could have been so in the thick of the fight. She was taken into the confidence of passions on which she fixed just the stare she might have had for images bounding across the wall in the slide of a magic-lantern. Her little world was phantasmagoric - strange shadows dancing on a sheet. It was as if the whole performance had been given for her - a mite of a half-scared infant in a great dim theatre. She was in short introduced to life with a liberality in which the selfishness of others found its account, and there was nothing to avert the sacrifice but the modesty of her youth. — Henry James
Performance Theatre Sayings By Gareth Gates: I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week. I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week. — Gareth Gates
Performance Theatre Sayings By David Mamet: At the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, Sanford Meisner said, 'When you go into the At the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, Sanford Meisner said, 'When you go into the professional world, at a stock theatre somewhere, backstage, you will meet an older actor, someone who has been around awhile. He will tell you tales and anecdotes, about life in the theatre. He will speak to you about your performance and the performances of others, and he will generalize to you, based on his experience and his intuitions, about the laws of the stage. Ignore this man!' — David Mamet
Performance Theatre Sayings By Beatrice Lillie: In the theater, I've found that, in general, reaction and laughter come easier at an In the theater, I've found that, in general, reaction and laughter come easier at an evening performance, when the audience is more inclined to forget its troubles. Matinee customers must enter the theatre in a more matter-of-fact frame of mind, hanging on tightly before they let themselves go. — Beatrice Lillie
Performance Theatre Sayings By Mireille Mathieu: I arrive at the theatre four hours before the beginning of the performance. I must I arrive at the theatre four hours before the beginning of the performance. I must get accustomed to the hall even if I know it well. — Mireille Mathieu
Performance Theatre Sayings By T.C. Boyle: I've always been a huge fan of theatre and performance. The idea of just the I've always been a huge fan of theatre and performance. The idea of just the human voice and just this night. Live music is the same. They're doing it for you right now. It's an amazing thing. And if you perform a story properly, it can be a transporting, too. — T.C. Boyle
Performance Theatre Sayings By Lyn Gardner: Improv Everywhere tramples the lines drawn between spectacle and spectator, theatre and real life, public Improv Everywhere tramples the lines drawn between spectacle and spectator, theatre and real life, public and private, performance and protest, and reclaims the streets for ordinary people. — Lyn Gardner
Performance Theatre Sayings By Cora Carmack: I fought back the tears that came with experiencing something as perfect and powerful as I fought back the tears that came with experiencing something as perfect and powerful as the performance I'd just had. That was what theatre was about - that kind of experience. We would never be able to recreate that again. Only the people here tonight would ever know what that show was like. Theater is once in a lifetime ... every time. — Cora Carmack
Performance Theatre Sayings By Arabella Weir: As an actress and comedienne, I'm a huge fan of he theatre and the Tricycle As an actress and comedienne, I'm a huge fan of he theatre and the Tricycle in Kilburn is my favourite in London. I dragged my kids to a performance of 'Twelfth Night' there, where they handed out pizza. Who knew that all it takes to get children interested in Shakespeare is a snack? — Arabella Weir
Performance Theatre Sayings By Anthony Warlow: I strive for perfection, but of course it can never be perfect. I'm never satisfied I strive for perfection, but of course it can never be perfect. I'm never satisfied at the end of a performance. But the great thing about live theatre is that every night you get another chance to get it right. — Anthony Warlow
Performance Theatre Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. — Leo Tolstoy