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I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.

- Aaron Sorkin

Makeup Gonna

I had a feeling it was gonna work out because not only did I enjoy the music and hit it off with the guys, but I was into theatrical rock and was willing to wear makeup and do anything to make it.

- Ace Frehley

Vibe Melodies

Pop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point - is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.

- Adam Lambert

Love Play

Perhaps because my background is theatrical, I have a great affinity with the classics. Hamlet has always been a character of great interest to me and a character I would really love to play. Or a character in a Tennessee Williams play, maybe Tom in 'The Glass Menagerie.'

- Adhir Kalyan

Kid Always

I was always a theatrical kid.

- Aisha Tyler

Doing Very

From the very beginning, I started doing music performances with a lot of theatrical aspects to them, where humor was a part of it but not necessarily had to be. Humor is just another tool to make the palette more rich and interesting for myself and eventually for the public. It's a great way to break out of convention.

- Aleksey Igudesman

Play Kid

Growing up, my mom made us this amazing thing called The Mack Theatrical Wardrobe. It was a massive trunk filled with everything that you'd want as a kid if you were into imagination and play.

- Allison Mack

Dead Also

'The Walking Dead' do such a great job with that world. It is real, but it's also otherworldly; it's strangely theatrical, and I suddenly did become quite invested in the whole zombie phenomenon.

- Alycia Debnam-Carey

Show Some

The stage show is, in some sense, highly theatrical. It's definitely not just a band in jeans playing rock and roll.

- Amanda Palmer

Goal Doing

My number-one goal is to never feel like I'm strictly defining myself. The minute I feel like I'm doing that as anything - as theatrical, as feminist, as songwriter - I feel like the minute I name it, I'm stuck in a box.

- Amanda Palmer

Mom I Remember

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.

- Amy Lee

Love Appears

I love theatrical props: a cup filled with solid fake tea, say, or a collection of fake food, including a rubber turkey, which, during the holidays, I wrap in tinfoil so it appears to have just come out of the oven.

- Amy Sedaris

Wanting Still

Coming out of 'Wretched and Divine,' I was still wanting to explore the more theatrical elements of songwriting. That led to Andy Black.

- Andy Biersack


We're entertainers. We're theatrical.

- Andy Biersack

Heat Using

I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Give Having

Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.

- Anna Pavlova

Honour Flowery

The knighthood was a tremendous honour, I don't dismiss it. But I feel embarrassed by the flowery, theatrical stuff that goes with being an actor.

- Anthony Hopkins

Last Some

But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.

- Anthony Trollope

Some Plays

I do have some theatrical background. I've written plays and seen plays and read plays. But I also read novels. One thing I don't read is screenplays.

- Charlie Kaufman

Stage Some

Film is limitless, but some stage presentations on film can look too theatrical.

- Christian McKay

Stopped Angeles

I did a theatrical musical, Annie Warbucks, when I was 11. We did a tour and we stopped by Los Angeles.

- Christina Milian

Magic Telling

I'm such a proponent of the theatrical experience and the cinematic experience, and we've reached this point where the magicians are not only giving away their tricks, but they're telling us how they're doing the tricks in advance before you even come to the magic show. It'd be nice to get a little of the mystery back in.

- Colin Trevorrow

Worlds Private

In Ireland, novels and plays still have a strange force. The writing of fiction and the creation of theatrical images can affect life there more powerfully and stealthily than speeches, or even legislation. Imagined worlds can lodge deeply in the private sphere, dislodging much else, especially when the public sphere is fragile.

- Colm Toibin

City Use

There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think... I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage.

- Dabney Coleman

Think About

If you think about what 'The Killing' is, it is the theatrical production, not the script.

- David Hewson

Some Obsessed

It's almost scary how amateur I am when it comes to musicals - I'm a musical goer, but I am not as obsessed with musicals as perhaps some of my theatrical friends are.

- David Levithan

Thought Knock

Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical.

- David Lloyd

More Lives

To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life. These people are in dire situations, where something extreme has happened in their lives.

- Debra Messing

Family Very

My family is very theatrical.

- Debra Wilson

Week New

In White Plains I wasn't theatrical at all. I was a model and I used to take the train into New York three days a week to do travelogue work.

- John Davidson

Reason Very

If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas from the theatrical point of view, it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that music played a very important part.

- John Eaton

Work Might

It might be thematic work. It might be theatrical. I enjoy that kind of work.

- John Sebastian

More Happen

It's a blast to watch. It's a lot more interesting live than it is on record. I mean, it really is a theatrical event. It's a sporting event! Cause you never know what's gonna happen.

- John Zorn

Figure Very

Figure skating is theatrical. It's artistic. It's elegant. It's extremely athletic. And there's a very specific audience for that.

- Johnny Weir

Doing Note

Obviously, we were disappointed that neither 'The Last Witch Hunter' nor 'American Ultra' found bigger theatrical audiences. It's important to note that our focus on risk mitigations limited our exposure on both films, and I'm pleased to report that 'The Last Witch Hunter' is doing well in a number of international territories.

- Jon Feltheimer

Television Say

Growing up, I would have to say I loved 'Peter Pan' because I was fascinated by Captain Hook; I was fascinated by Hans Conried, who was an actor on screen and also a theatrical and television actor.

- Jonathan Freeman

Always Hoped

You have to realize that when I started to work on 'Aladdin', Disney Theatrical wasn't in existence. I suppose I had always hoped that 'Aladdin' would be somewhere on the runway.

- Jonathan Freeman


Growing up, I started to realize I was surrounded by people who were passionately alive. Seventh Street felt raw, but I found it incredibly theatrical.

- Josh Pais

Brilliant Movie

And as a filmmaker, I'm trying to unhook myself from this idea that unless you have a brilliant, long, enormously lucrative theatrical run, that your movie somehow failed. And I don't believe that.

- Josh Radnor

Stage Use

I use cinematic things in a theatrical way on stage, and in film I use theatrical techniques in a cinematic way.

- Julie Taymor

City Some

In Edna, I created a satiric portrait of my hometown of Melbourne, a large provincial English city paradoxically in far Southeast Asia. She's a theatrical figure, related to vaudeville in some respects. She inhabits a world in which there are comparatively few female exponents of comedy.

- Barry Humphries

Politics Very

In politics, it's very theatrical. There's a lot of stage craft. The campaign is trying to tell a story that they want people to believe in, and candidates are playing the role, like actors, by a creative personae that people will be attracted to.

- Beau Willimon

Four Studied

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.

- Bela Lugosi

Always Need

English dialogues are always just what you need and nothing more - like something out of Hemingway. In Italian and in French, dialogues are always theatrical, literary. You can do more with it.

- Bernardo Bertolucci

Still Very

Helen Hayes was my great-aunt.

- Hayes MacArthur

Still Very

My mom was a singer in Chicago and still is a cabaret singer, and she was very theatrical. And my dad's such a character at the dinner table.

- Hayes MacArthur

Myself Mostly

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film. Personally, I am not so interested in television, simply because I don't watch television myself. I'm into movies.

- Bille August

Through Some

I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.

- Bille August

Like Considers

He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film.

- Bille August

Telling Mum

My mum is a theatrical person. I saw a tape of a theatre project she did when I was a kid. I was really affected by the idea that my mum could turn herself into someone else for the purpose of telling a story.

- Billy Howle

Name Like

Bradford Dillman sounded like a distinguished, phony theatrical name, so I kept it.

- Bradford Dillman

Rather Part

If you do too much acting in a lead part in a feature film where you're 40 ft. high, it's rather unattractive. You can see the acting. And it's actually the right thing to do to bring as much of yourself, I believe, to the part as you possibly can - to minimize the amount of theatrical stuff that you need to do.

- Hugh Grant

Mistake Always

People always make that mistake when they talk about theatre - the notion of the 'theatrical' meaning something separate from life. If it doesn't relate to life, it doesn't relate to anything.

- Brian Cox

Doing Play

I know I'm as comfortable doing period as I am contemporary. I suppose we grow up with it in a sense, in the theater. We get to put on costumes and play a lot of period dramas or plays so we're exposed to it a little bit more I think because of our theatrical background.

- Ioan Gruffudd

Love Singer

I'm a rock singer, but I love soul, I love blues, and I love theatrical stuff, too, like theatrical rock like Queen and Meat Loaf.

- Caleb Johnson

Always Role

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions. I always got a role like the March Hare.

- Jacqueline Bisset

TV Putting

Putting TV stars in plays just to get people in is wrong. You have to have the right people in the right parts. Stunt casting and being gimmicky does the theatre a great disservice. You have to lure people by getting them excited about a theatrical experience.

- Catherine Tate

Big Very

I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different.

- Delta Burke

Song Very

When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It's almost theatrical.

- James Taylor

Play Always

I come from a theatrical background, where, if you're working on a movie or a play, you always respect the people you work with. You're accommodating.

- Derek Hough

Parents Were

My parents were not theatrical at all.

- Jane Asher

Original Movie

It's really hard to make an original movie of any kind that succeeds in the theatrical market place, in the wide release market place.

- Jason Blum

Think Which

Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.

- Dylan Moran

Back Roles

My attitude goes back to my childhood. I used to audition for theatrical roles, and you can't stand out in a room full of ambitious eight-year-old girls by acting the wallflower. I realised then that I couldn't do things half-heartedly.

- Jessie J

Good Country

From 1911 to 1928, the country was officially called Republic of China, but in reality, it was actually split between different warlords. It was one of the liveliest periods in Chinese history. It is therefore quite theatrical, and it is good for making films.

- Jiang Wen

Goal Movie

Anytime you make a movie, the goal is a wide theatrical release, with the right distributor.

- Eli Roth

City Generation

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.

- Elizabeth Hardwick

Asset Part

It ultimately becomes an asset to be part of a theatrical family if, indeed, you're good at what you do.

- Kate Burton

Took Dad

My parents are not theatrical people, but my dad took me to the theater.

- Kate Fleetwood

Career Broadway

I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre. So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.

- Kathleen Turner

Minus Obama

Aggregate aid is to the Ethiopian economy what Obama's fiscal stimulus was to the American economy: minus these injections, both economies would suffer catastrophically. The theatrical blustering of the Ethiopian government notwithstanding, donor countries have a make-or-break power over the Ethiopia's prosperity.

- Eskinder Nega

Rather Very

Oh, yeah, I like a high neck. And I like naked backs. It seems very sexy. Red carpets are about being a bit theatrical - having fun rather than being too safe. You have to be brave. Fashion is fun.

- Eva Green

Add Profession

And, I may add, from what totally unexpected sources come many of those who from the comparatively modest beginning in the chorus rise to the heights of really great achievement in the theatrical profession.

- Florenz Ziegfeld

Think I Think

I think poets are much more dramatic, more theatrical than fiction writers.

- Francine Prose


David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained theatrical expression of gay style.

- Lance Loud

Long Country

I guess my favorite artists are The White Stripes or Tom Waits. The more theatrical the music is, the more I get into it. I also like the quieter folk music, that kind of old-school rockabilly or country. I'm not really picky when it comes to music, as long as it's honest.

- Landon Liboiron

Through Town

Reba McEntire came through town when I lived in Texas. She had this amazing theatrical show with, like, 13 different wardrobe changes. I was eight and I was like, Wow, I wanna do that!

- LeAnn Rimes

Play Activity

When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.

- Gary Gygax

Some Stage

I'm not from a theatrical background where people do like to work it out on some stage space.

- Peter Weir

Art Most

Direction is the most invisible part of the theatrical art. You don't see it.

- Terry Teachout

Empty Composers

I don't think any of the early Romantic composers knew how to write for the piano... The music of that era is full of empty theatrical gestures, full of exhibitionism, and it has a worldly, hedonistic quality that simply turns me off.

- Glenn Gould

Good Idea

Obviously, a theatrical masterpiece needs more than a plot; many television shows are nothing but plot, and it is doubtful that they will stand the test of time. But I also don't think that making fun of plot or acting like we're all somehow 'above' structure is such a good idea.

- Theresa Rebeck

Voice Old

Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity.

- Placido Domingo

Role Everybody

I had done a lot of plays, particularly at my own theater in LA, and it was the first time in my theatrical life where I didn't feel that my role was also to keep everybody else working hard.

- Gregory Harrison

Very Larger

With 'If I Stay,' I want you to feel that the whole story is being told from a larger, spiritual point of view. So the beginning is very theatrical.

- R. J. Cutler

Abuse Methods

Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone's eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will.

- Tippi Hedren

Play Virtual

The stage is like a laboratory where you can run theatrical experiments, imposing interesting conditions on the cast or story and seeing how they pan out. Each new play is like creating a tiny virtual universe enclosed by the confines of the stage.

- Marcus du Sautoy

Need Brought

My father was brought up in a theatrical background, just as I was, and his father instilled in him the need to do everything properly and take responsibility for money.

- Sean Pertwee

Became Mega

When I started coming to do shows in New York, New York had a pretty electric energy then. It was the early-nineties, and there was a lot of really fun theatrical types that were designing, and so the runway kind of became this stage for all of these mega model personalities to flaunt their stuff.

- Shalom Harlow

Deep Nine

At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.

- Rene Auberjonois

Alive Lucas

First of all, Craig Lucas' work, any of it, for any actor, is such good material. It's so alive in such a poetic, yet human way. It's theatrical, but it lets you emotionally connect with the characters.

- Marin Hinkle

Started Chris

Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions.

- Neil Tennant


When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events - collaborations with designers, choreographers, and directors - because we thought traditional rock concerts were boring.

- Neil Tennant

Education Solid

A solid theatrical education can only improve a screen performance. It gives you a fuller capacity to read a script and understand a character, for one thing. It's important to alternate between the two activities.

- Toni Servillo

Work Readers

My relationship with my readers is somewhat theatrical. One of the main things I try to do in my work is delight my readers.

- Mark Leyner

My Life Very

I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy, but I can't do anything about that.

- Richard Foreman

Income Shop

I also grew up building theatrical scenery. I spent many years building scenery as a large part of my income and that allowed me to really develop my shop skills.

- Nick Offerman

Empty Forehead

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.

- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Did Caricatures

I did theatrical caricatures.

- Martin Landau

Doing Pieces

I started doing radio pieces with no clear, preconceived idea, except that I have a tendency to be theatrical.

- Ricky Jay