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Quotes About Acting Shakespeare

I dont make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless youre a good comedian, youre never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
— Ian Mckellen —

You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out.

— Christina Westover

I went to NYU Tisch for undergrad, and it was amazing. My life then was extremely experimental with acting. I did crazy theater where we would be rolling around on the floor. I would be playing grandmothers, and clowns, and all this crazy stuff. Then I would be doing Shakespeare eight hours a day.

— Katie Lowes

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.

— James Broughton

African-Americans are always forced to learn the other culture, but the other culture is not forced to learn ours. I went to acting school at Juilliard, and we learned Shakespeare and Shaw, but we never did the work of a single African-American playwright, not August Wilson or Ntozake Shange or Imir Baraka.

— Tracie Thoms

I wanted to play a TV detective because it's a rite of passage; I wanted to experience every area of acting. I haven't done comedy or as much Shakespeare as I had intended.

— Olivia Williams

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was. I thought well, I suppose it is.

— Judy Davis

When I was about 16 or 17, I had a teacher who took a group of us to the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and I saw Ian McKellen do his one-man show - I think it was called Acting Shakespeare - and it completely bombed me; it put the zap on my brain in a big way.

— Edward Norton

Having grown up in the theater family, having done a huge amount of acting from a very little boy to precocious teenager in Shakespeare festivals that my father produced, I went off to college and fell in with the theater gang. I was already an experienced actor. I became a kind of campus star. I heard all this applause and laughter.

— John Lithgow

Each religion is a brave guess at the authorship of Hamlet. Yet, as far as the play goes does it make any difference whether Shakespeare or Bacon wrote it? Would it make any difference to the actors if their parts happened out of nothingness, if they found themselves acting on the stage because of some gross and unpardonable accident? Would it make any difference if the playwright gave them the lines or whether they composed them themselves, so long as the lines were properly spoken? Would it make any difference to the characters if A Midsummer Night's Dream was really a dream?

— Lewis Mumford

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