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All the difference in the world between the movies and the thrill I get out of a play at the theater. Ay, yes! Like fooling around with paper dolls when you could be playing with a real live baby.
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.
Plays, gentlemen, are to their authors what children are to women: they cost more pain than they give pleasure.
Throughout the play everything possible was done to show the virtue, innocence and helplessness of the poor, and the abandoned cruelty, the heartless self-indulgence of the rich.
Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington, Don't put your daughter on the stage, The profession is overcrowdedAnd the struggle's pretty toughAnd admitting the fact She's burning to act, That isn't quite enough.
In London, theatregoers expect to laugh; in Paris, they wait grimly for proof that they should.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks: Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks. The founders you: the table is this place: The carvers we: the prologue is the grace. Each act a course, each scene, a different dish.
In my plays I want to look at life-at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
The stage-play is a trial, not a deed of violence. The soul is opened, like the combination of a safe, by means of a word. You don't require an acetylene torch.
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