Theatre

  • He was a Dramatist who had discovered himself and who had given so ungrudgingly of his discovery to the world


    Conceit, Drama, Theatre, Writers

  • The audience was tense, expectant and alert waiting for the rise of the curtain with the eager patience of a terrier watching a dilatory human preparing for outdoor exercise.


    Anticipation, Audiences, Theatre

  • Musical comedy is the Irish stew of drama. Anything may be put into it with the certainty that it will improve the general effect.


    Theatre

  • The play was a great success but the audience was a total failure.


    Theatre

  • When you think about it, what other playwrights are there besides O’Neill, Tennessee and me?


    Theatre

  • I’ve never much enjoyed going to plays. The unreality of painted people standing on a platform saying things they have said to each other for months, is more than I can overlook.


    Theatre

  • It’s pure theatrical Viagra.
    [on the ‘Blue Room starring Nicole Kidman]


    Theatre

  • My intention is to do to the play what Hamlet himself longed to do to his mother.


    Theatre

  • You don’t expect me to know what to say about a play when I don’t know who the author is do you?


    Theatre

  • You’ve got to perform a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh, one can become a large, madly humming demented refrigerator.


    Theatre

  • It is better to have written a damned play than no play at all – it snatches a man from obscurity.


    Theatre

  • There still remains to mortify a wit
    The many-headed monster of the pit.


    Theatre

  • ‘House Beautiful’ is the play lousy.


    Theatre

  • In fact now that you have got me right down to it, the only thing I didn’t like about the ‘Barretts of Wimpole Street’ was the play.


    Theatre

  • Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.


    Theatre

  • A play in which nothing happens, twice.
    [on ‘Waiting for Godot’]


    Theatre

  • I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions. The curtain was up.


    Theatre

  • Satire is what closes Saturday night.


    Theatre

  • Well Marc, there’s only one thing we can do. We’ve got to call the audience in tomorrow for a ten o’clock rehearsal.
    [to persuade an actor that a line would not work]


    Theatre

  • I’ll come no more behind your scenes David for the silk stockings and the white bosoms of your actresses do make my genitals to quiver.
    [to David Garrick]


    Theatre

  • The difficulty about a theatre job is that it interferes with party going.


    Theatre