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“Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage.”
“Benji, we're trying to keep a low profile. You want drama, go to the opera.”
“- Philip Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
- Hugh Fennyman: So what do we do?
- Philip Henslowe: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
- Hugh Fennyman: How?
- Philip Henslowe: I don't know. It's a mystery.”
“My heroes were all in the theatre.”
“If I have a career in theater, and nobody knows who I am, I'm all right with that.”
“Stage is the ultimate test; I like watching established screen actors on stage to see if they can really do it. But it's great to have a healthy mixture of the two. Film is so technical: there's something very particular about the relationship between you and the camera. It took a long time for me to get good on film.”
“- Don Birnam: One should always see Shakespeare on an empty stomach.
- Gloria: Not even a pretzel?”
“Most of my heroes had started out in the theater, so I was always doing plays, and I think initially it was just an escape and also a transcendent freedom that I discovered on the stage that I didn't feel anywhere else in my life.”
“Theater is the most challenging thing to do. It's just you out there with no rope. You can't call time out; you're on a roller coaster.”
“If you're born in the theater and wedded to it, the lights go down and your pulse goes up and your stomach won't stay still, and there's nothing like it.”
“The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.”
“- Cheerleader: So how does it feel being in drama Cass?
- Cassidy Spilker: Uh, such a bitch.
- Ryan Shoos: Uh what?
- Cassidy Spilker: What? If I had known there was going to be so much actual drama involved I wouldn't have picked it.”
“There is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.”