William Hone - My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.
[ Acting Actor Dream Great Olivier Olympics Shakespearean Stage Youngster]
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- A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.
[ Another Calamity Called Clearly Considered Death Estate Exceptional Far High Leading Man May More Much Now Regard Shakespearean Side Story Than Tragedy]
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- In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
[ Approaching Attempting Best Collect Directly Drama Facts Famous Gradually Idea Our Path Referring Shakespearean Shorten Start Subject Them Theories Tragedy Will Without]
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- In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character.
[ Character Contributes Convulsion Death Good Implication Main Never Only Opposite Produces Same Shakespearean Source Suffering Tragedy Tragic Which]
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- Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
[ America Anyway Called Else Ever Hear Nobody Nowhere Occasionally Place Play Richard Saying Shakespearean Sir Some Taking Think]
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- Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.
[ Actor Going Got Out Service Shakespearean Then]
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- I was in 20 Shakespearean plays by the time I was 20.
[ Plays Shakespearean Time]
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- If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English.
[ English Going See Shakespearean Sopranos Speaking]
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- I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
[ Anyone Collection Different Interested Life Little May Now Publish Shakespearean Sonnets Take Them Working]
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- Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation.
[ Actor Any Big Bigger Could Fill Hire Interpretation Itself Job Make Manifest Movement Opportunity Our Sense Shakespearean Should Star Story Such Take Than Theatre Verse Voice]
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- I say this quite deliberately, this is the finest Shakespearean performance I've seen.
[ Deliberately Finest Performance Quite Say Seen Shakespearean]
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