In the theatre, the actor is in total control. The director wasn't in the house last night, the designer wasn't there, the author's dead. It's just us and the audience.
|Ian||McKellen||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|
It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times.
It is a great help for a man to be in love with himself. For an actor, however, it is absolutely essential.
|Robert||Morley||Friendly Advice by Jon Winokur|
|Acting, Directing, General||
It is not theatre that is indispensable, but something quite different. To cross the frontiers between you and me.
It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack.