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It's very hard! Oh, Dick, my boy, It's very hard one can't enjoy A little private spouting; But sure as Lear or Hamlet lives, Up comes our master, Bounce! and gives The tragic Muse a routing.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: The Stage-Struck Hero

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And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop To the low mimic follies of a farce, As a grave matron would to dance with girls.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Of the Art of Poetry

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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: a prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick on opening Drury Lane Theatre

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Who teach the mind its proper face to scan, And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

Robert Lloyd Quotes , Source: The Actor (l. 265)

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This many-headed monster.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Roman Actor (act III, sc. 4)

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This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Roman Actor (act III, sc. 4)

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A long, exact, and serious comedy; In every scene some moral let it teach, And, if it can, at once both please and preach.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Epistle to Miss Blount--With the Works of Voiture (l. 22)

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There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Horace (ep. I, bk. II, l. 30)

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To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart; To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold-- For this the tragic Muse first trod the stage.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Prologue to Addison's Cato (l. 1)

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Your scene precariously subsists too long, On French translation and Italian song. Dare to have sense yourselves; assert the stage; Be justly warm'd with your own native rage.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Prologue to Addison's Cato (l. 42)

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Tom Goodwin was an actor-man, Old Drury's pride and boast, In all the light and spritely parts, Especially the ghost.

J.G. Saxe Quotes , Source: The Ghost Player

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The play bill which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Talisman (prologue), part of the Tales of the Crusaders

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Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at V, iii)

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Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

Arthur Gingold Quotes

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You need three things in the theatre--the play, the actors and the audience,--and each must give something.

Kenneth Haigh Quotes

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Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Kate Reid Quotes

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Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

Paul Newman Quotes

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Acting is happy agony.

Alec Guinness Quotes

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Sai Baba Quotes

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The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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