Barbara Billingsley - The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.
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David Elkind - The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
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Jack Lynch - The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
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- I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
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- I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
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- I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories.
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- Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
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- I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?
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- If it's stage, the two most important artists are the actor and the playwright. If it's film, THE most important person is the director. The director says where the camera goes.
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- Yes, I am a failed playwright. I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30. They all flopped, and I fled.
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- Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your child grows up to be a playwright or poet. Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier about your children's future.
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- But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
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- It was kind of enlightening to become a playwright.
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- One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.
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- I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
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- It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
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- All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.
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- As far as dramas are concerned, it's considered passe for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand.
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- A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
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- A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
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- An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.
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- San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
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- A playwright must be his own audience. A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute.
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- I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist.
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- I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
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- I really believe that studying organization, even in the form of studying detective story organization, is very, very valuable for a playwright, a budding playwright.
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- It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive, is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses.
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- You can't make a living as a playwright. You can barely scrape by.
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- I pray to be of service to the playwright, the audience, the other actors and my character.
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- I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
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- By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
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- Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
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- A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about the characters than they know about themselves.
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- The classical writers... playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically.
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