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30,782. My father blew it all on wine, women and amateur dramatics. (England & Elizabeth & Drama) Curtis & Elton, Blackadder II: Money, Blackadder to Percy, with Baldrick
45,704. The ever-importunate murmur, ‘Dramatize it! Dramatize it!’ Henry James, The Altar of the Dead 1909
45,706. The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take. (Drama & History) Henry James, The Aspern Papers
45,705. A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening. (Drama & Critic & Theatre) Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic
45,706. Drama is life with the dull parts cut out. (Drama & Cut) Alfred Hitchcock
45,707. We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. (Drama & Stage & Plays & Theatre) Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
45,708. Taking on too much of other people's drama is just a poor excuse for not taking ownership and control over your own life. José N Harris, Mi Vida
45,709. If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise. (Drama & Shakespeare) George Orwell, All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays
45,710. Has anybody ever seen a drama critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good. (Drama & Critic) P G Wodehouse
45,711. I am not interested in living in a city where there isn’t a production by Samuel Beckett running. (Drama & Plays) Edward Albee
45,712. Drama is based on the Mistake. (Drama & Mistake) W H Auden, The Complete Works of W H Auden: Prose III
45,713. Symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama. (Drama & Symbol) Tennessee Williams
45,714. The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe. (Drama & Stage & Theatre) P S Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe
45,715. All drama is about lies. All drama is about something that’s hidden. A drama starts because a situation becomes imbalanced by a lie. The lie may be something we tell each other or something we think about ourselves, but the lie imbalances a situation. If you’re cheating on your wife the repression of that puts things out of balance; or if you’re someone you think you’re not, and you think you should be further ahead in your job, that neurotic vision takes over your life and you’re plagued by it until you’re cleansed. At the end of a play the lie is revealed. The better the play the more surprising and inevitable the lie is. Aristotle told us this. (Drama & Lie) David Mamet
45,716. I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. (Drama & Audience) Frank Capra
45,717. Great drama is great questions or it is nothing but technique. I could not imagine a theatre worth my time that did not want to change the world. (Drama & Theatre) Arthur Miller
45,718. If by any chance a playwright wishes to express a political opinion or a moral opinion or a philosophy, he must be a good enough craftsman to do it with so much spice of entertainment in it that the public get the message without being aware of it. (Drama & Plays) Noël Coward, A Talent to Amuse: A Biography of Noël Coward
45,719. So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. Ellen DeGeneres
50,186. A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned. (Criticism & Drama) George Bernard Shaw
61,765. The Trojan Women director Mihalis Kakogiannis … One of the most shocking stories ever written. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) Dr Michael Scott, Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth I: Democrats, BBC 2013
61,766. Love, War, Sacrifice, Fear, and Death …. Utterly gripping today. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,767. Ancient drama changed our world. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,768. The story of theatre is the story of Athens ... One of the greatest shows on Earth. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,769. Drama was perhaps the biggest innovation of them all. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,770. Oedipus the King by Sophocles: It tells the story of Oedipus – a man who is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,771. They poked fun at contemporary Athens. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,772. Today just 32 of them survive in full ... Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,774. Comedy was irreverent, rude and bawdy. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,775. Theatre was an institution that plugged into religious, civic, political, military aspects of ancient Athenian society … essential part of Athenian life. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,776. Drama – that most Athenian of inventions – would thrive, spreading throughout the Greek world and beyond. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) Dr Michael Scott, Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth II: Kings
61,778. Theatre had become a central part of any Greek community. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) ibid.
61,780. Seneca wrote nine tragedies which retold stories from Greek myth. (Greece & Drama & Theatre) Dr Michael Scott, Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth III: Romans