Quotes About Theater Audience

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Quotes About Theater Audience

The theater audience is the ultimate teacher, instructing the actor on the degree to which he has executed both the authors and the directors intent.
— Joan Fontaine —

In a theater, it happened that a fire started offstage. The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed-amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke.

— Søren Kierkegaard

The room was a machine that measured my condition: how much of me remained, how much of me was no longer there. I was both perpetrator and witness, both actor and audience in a theater of one. I could follow the progress of my own dismemberment. Piece by piece, I could watch myself dissapear.

— Paul Auster

Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience.

— Richard Foreman

The great thing about the stage is that you have a structured month-long rehearsal period where you're going in every day. You have to have lots of run-throughs with theater because there are no second takes in front of a live audience.

— Sanaa Lathan

I feel that doing theater does give you a good grounding to work on camera. The audience is the lens.

— Julian Ovenden

You can work really hard on your physicality, on your craft, on the films you do. You can choose the best of directors, the best of productions, get the best technicians, you can put your entire body and soul into the making of a film, but at the end of the day, it all depends on the mood of that one audience member that goes into that theater.

— Abhishek Bachchan

I don't any longer make any quality judgement between theater and cinema. They are different experiences for the audience, and they also are for the actors - although they have a lot in common.

— Ian Mckellen

The industry has to have the audience in order to make these films. So it's a serious thing - how do you get people to leave their houses and go to the theater?

— Peter Jackson

I'll eventually go back to theater because the feeling of being on stage where you have the audience right there, you can't replace that with anything.

— Sanaa Lathan

And I think I'm an adrenaline junkie, and there's nothing that will spike your adrenaline more than sitting in a theater and listen to an audience react to something you've written.

— Diablo Cody

When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.

— Franz Grillparzer

When the theater is gothic it matches the sensibility of the show. It's also very intimate. The audience is very close to the performers. The show is scary and the scary stuff always works best with an intimacy with the audience. And the show is erotic, and I think erotic always works best when it's close to the audience, as well.

— Frank Wildhorn

When you are on stage in front of an audience, you want to engage the entire crowd. If a thousand people are in the theater, you need to dance a thousand different ways, not one-thousandth of a way.

— Suzanne Farrell

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