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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

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The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one’s office for a job.
– Tennessee Williams

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
– Oscar Wilde

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The world’s a theatre, the earth a stage, Which God and nature do with actors fill.
– John Heywood

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The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.
– Arthur Miller

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Of course we all come to the theatre with baggage. The baggage of our daily lives, the baggage of our problems, the baggage of our tragedies, the baggage of being tired. It doesn’t matter what age you are. But if our hearts get opened and released – well that is what theatre can do, and does sometimes, and everyone is thankful when that happens.
– Vanessa Redgrave

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The most effective moments in the theatre are those that appeal to basic and commonplace emotions-love of woman, love of home, love of country, love of right, anger, jealousy, revenge, ambition, lust, and treachery.
– Clayton Hamilton

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The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.
– Helen Hayes

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The theatre, when all is said and done, is not life in miniature, but life enormously magnified, life hideously exaggerated.
– H. L. Mencken

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Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
– Greta Scacchi

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It was only in the theatre that I lived.
– Oscar Wilde

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It is a hopeless endeavor to attract people to a theatre unless they can be first brought to believe that they will never get in.
– Charles Dickens

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The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything – gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness – rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre.
– Antonin Artaud

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The theatre is a tragic place, full of endings and partings and heartbreak. You dedicate yourself passionately to something, to a project, to people, to a family, you think of nothing else for weeks and months, then suddenly it’s over, it’s perpetual destruction, perpetual divorce, perpetual adieu.
– Iros Murdoch

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Theatre is a weapon. For that reason it must be fought for.
– Augusto Boal

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The theatre is traditionally where people go to hear the truth.
– David Mamet

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Ambushing the audience is what theatre is all about.
– SirTom

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The theatre is not the place for the musician. When the curtain is up the music interrupts the actor, and when it is down the music interrupts the audience.
– Arthur Sullivan

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It isn’t a shortage of good scripts that ails the theater; it is a shortage of producers who know a good script when they see one.
– George Jean Nathan

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The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film.
– Kim Cattrall

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