In my plays I want to look at life -- at the commonplace of existence -- as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
A good actor makes clear the meaning of the words. A better actor gives also the emotion of the part. The best actor adds emotion of which the character is unconscious.
|Clare||Eames||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|
I don't see why people want new plays all the time. What would happen to concerts if people wanted new music all the time?
Brush up your Shakespeare
|Cole||Porter||Kiss Me, Kate (musical)|
All action in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real.
The secret of staying fresh in a show is to remember that the audience you're playing for that night has never seen it before.
The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does.
A ground plan is important in terms of its rigor. If your plan is soggy and weak, your production will be soggy and weak.
I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
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.