For use in newsletters, season or fundraising brochures or emails, presentations--you name it.
Never not dare to hang yourself. That's the only way you grow in your profession. You must continually attempt things that you think are beyond you, or you get into a complete rut.
|Charles||Laughton||Wikipedia (under Bette Davis)|
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
|John||Osborne||Time, 31 October 1977|
When you're a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you're older, it's a straight part.
|Laurence||Olivier||Theatre Arts May 58|
The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
|Robert||Anderson||Theatre Arts Mar 58|
Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy.
|Brooks||Atkinson||Theatre Arts Aug 56|
|Costumes, Set Design||
Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Routines have their purposes, but the merely routine is the hidden enemy of high art. [Advice to theatrical designers,]
|Cecil||Beaton||The Secret of How to Startle Theatre Arts May 57|
There is no greater gift that a person can be given than to be put in touch with his creativity. [Theatre] transformed my life. [Director Declan Donnellan on discovering theatre as a lonely 16 year old.]
Lights are to drama what music is to the lyrics of a song. The greatest part of my success in the theatre I attribute to my feeling for colors, translated into effects of light.
|David||Belasco||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|
Lighting paperwork is a living thing, continually evolving throughout the production process until opening night.
|Anne E.||McMills||The Assistant Light Designer's Toolkit|
Theatrical design is different from many other art forms in that it is a collaborative art. No one theatre artist works independently to create a performance.
|Kaoime||Malloy||The Art of Theatrical Design|