Theatre Quotes

Words to the Wise
Quotations from a wide range of theatrical perspectives

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Acting

All the theories that acting is reacting to imaginary circumstances as though they are real, and directing is turning psychology into behavior, those are all stabs at something that can't be taught. All the great actors can't talk about what they do, and they don't want to begin to talk about it. They just do it.

Mike Nichols
Acting

Actors are the only honest hypocrites.

William Hazlitt
General, Playwriting

Drama - what literature does at night.

George Jean Nathan
General

It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack.

Voltaire
Acting, Directing

The whole point about laughter is it's like mercury: you can't catch it, you can't catch what motivates it - that's why it's funny.

Mike Nichols

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