theater

A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, herman melville, reality, imagination, consciousness, drummon light, theater, character, protagonist, teacher, tradition, hope diamond, enlightenment, writing, writing light, literary theory, manifesto, and ars p

Once in every generation, if we’re lucky, a character shows up who can teach us about reality because he’s more real than ourselves. Melville called such a character a “Drummond light” after the type of light once used in theaters that was capable of providing illumination in many directions. May one of us create such a character. Better yet, let’s buck tradition and create a string of Drummond lights, each a brilliant facet of the Hope Diamond that is our new fiction. Let’s turn away, once and for all, from old Enlightenment tropes toward a new narrative of Enwritenment. Together let’s write light.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 10..11

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Scott on theatre, theater, theatre quotes, theater quotes, dance, dance quotes, drame, philosophy, scott nilsson, scott bitterman, and 2nilssons

Life is better with a little drama in it.
                                    ~ Scott Nilsson

Scott Nilsson

Source: http://2nilssons.com/dancequotes.htm

Contributed by: Jae

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on authenticity, africa, ego, social nous, and theater

I grew up in a world that regarded authenticity as something deep within one's soul-- governed by one's conscience and measured against one's true nature. A question of being true to oneself. Of avoiding artifice. Kuranko do not fetishize the ego as we do, but emphasize a person's social nous. As such, authenticity is consummated in the way one realizes one's given destiny or plays one's social role. The name of the game is not self-knowledge, but knowing one's place and making the most of it. Fot this reason implies theatricality implies something very different from acting out. rather than spontaneously giving vent to one's feelings, one learns to perform the gestures and emotions appropriate to one's role.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 137

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Tallulah Bankhead on acting, audiences, and theater

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.

Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Roman Polanski on cinema and theater

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.

Roman Polanski

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on force, resentment, retirement, and theater

On resentment at his forced retirement from the stage after he was fired by Britain's National Theater, My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: On Acting, Simon & Schuster 86, quoted by Robert Brustein, New Republic, 3 Nov 86

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on acting, force, resentment, retirement, and theater

On resentment at his forced retirement from the stage after he was fired by Britain's National Theater, I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.... An actor must act.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: On Acting, Simon & Schuster 86, quoted by Robert Brustein, New Republic, 3 Nov 86

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Barrymore on regret and theater

My only regret in the theater is that I could never sit out front and watch me.

John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by J. D. Salinger on intelligence, literature, reason, stupidity, and theater

I used to think she was quite intelligent, in my stupidity. The reason I did was because she knew quite a lot about the theater and plays and literature and all that stuff. If somebody knows quite a lot about those things, it takes you quite a while to find out whether they're really stupid or not. It tooks me years to find out. . . .

J. D. Salinger

Source: The Catcher in the Rye

Contributed by: Zaady

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