Meaningful Quotes about Theater
"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation." - Stella Adler
Theatre is life. Cinema is art. Television is furniture. - Author Unknown
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.
The theatre, when all is said and done, is not life in miniature, but life enormously magnified, life hideously exaggerated. ~H. L. Mencken
Acting is the art of speaking in a loud clear voice and the avoidance of bumping into the furniture. ~Alfred Lunt
All the world's a stage and the men and women on it merely players. ~Shakespeare
Life's a stage and we're constantly changing the scenery.
You need three things in the theatre -- the play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something. ~Kenneth Haigh
An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow. ~Lawrence Barrett
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." - Oscar Wilde
Theatre, in which actors take on changing roles, has among its many functions the examination of identity. For the individual, theatre is a kind of identity laboratory in which social roles can be examined vicariously." - Richard Hornby
The audience is the most revered member of the theater. Without an audience, there is no theater. Everything done is ultimately for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, fellow players, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful. - Viola Spolin
Theatre exists only because it is overwhelming, because its acting is astonishing. Where a theatre and its acting are merely 'good,' merely 'correct,' merely 'in the proper style,' theatre dies a slow death. - Robert Cohen
Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy. - Clive Swift