“Stage Beauty” quotes(2004)
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“Stage Beauty” Quotes 11 quotes
“A woman playing a woman? Where's the trick in that?”
“A man isn't how he walks or how he speaks. It's what he does.”
“Exile is a dreadful thing for one who knows his rightful place.”
“What do you know of love, sir? Or loyalty? Or adoration suffered in deepest silence? The only love you know, sir, is what you act on stage.”
“- Maria Hughes: Why won't you play men?
- Ned Kynaston: Men aren't beautiful. What they do isn't beautiful either. Women do everything beautifully, especially when they die. Men feel far too much. Feeling ruins the effect. Feeling makes it ugly.”
“- King Charles II: Why shouldn't we have women on stage? After all, the French have been doing it for years.
- Sir Edward Hyde: Whenever we're about to do something truly horrible, we always say that the French have been doing it for years.”
“A part doesn't belong to an actor; an actor belongs to a part.”
“- Samuel Pepys: Your performance of the man stuff seemed so right, so true. I suppose I felt it was the most real in the play.
- Ned Kynaston: You know why the man stuff seemed so real? Because I'm pretending. You see a man through the mirror of a woman through the mirror of a man. You take one of those reflecting glasses away it doesn't work.”
“Your old tutor did you a great disservice, Mr. Kynaston. He taught you how to speak, and swoon, and toss your head but he never taught you how to suffer like a woman, or love like a woman. He trapped a man in a woman's form and left you there to die!”