In the case of drama (stage, movies, television ), there appear to be people in almost every audience who never quite fully realize that a play is a set of fictional, symbolic representations. An actor is one who symbolizes other people, real or imagined. [...] Also some years ago it was reported that when Edward G. Robinson, who used to play gangster roles with extraordinary vividness, visited Chicago, local hoodlums would telephone him at his hotel to pay their professional respects.
No matter how many modern parts I do, people still refer to me as Mrs. Costume Drama.helena bonham carter
She whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general Drama of pain.thomas hardy
He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human Drama.
Without some knowledge of Constitutional History it is absolutely impossible to do justice to the characters and positions of the actors in the great Drama; absolutely impossible to understand the origin of parties, the development of principles, the growth of nations in spite of parties and in defiance of principles. It alone can teach why it is that in politics good men do not always think alike, that the worst cause has often been illustrated with the most heroic virtue, and that the world owes some of its greatest debts to men from whose very memory it recoils.william stubbs
Evidently one cannot look for long at the Last Supper without ceasing to study it as a composition, and beginning to speak of it as a Drama. It is the most literary of all great pictures, one of the few of which the effect may largely be conveyed can even be enhanced by description.kenneth clark
[L]ife, individual or collective, personal or historic, is the one entity in the universe whose substance is compact of danger, of adventure. It is, in the strict sense of the word, Drama. … [T]he primary, radical meaning of life appears when it is employed in the sense not of biology, but of biography. For the very strong reason that the whole of biology is quite definitely only a chapter in certain biographies, it is what biologists do in the portion of their lives open to biography.josé ortega y gasset
The Soliloquies developed by great dramtists like Calderon or Racine , Lessing or Schiller are distinctive soliloquies developed within certain limits and are not in the same way as of the typical soliloquy of Shakespeare ...if we were to postulate several basic types of soliloquy in Shakespeare, following the functional patterns found in Drama before his time... we would only partially succeed in assigning to them the abundance of individual soliloquies. For all such categories as expositional soliloquy, reflective soliloquy, homily and so on, turn to be applicable in part only.
The soliloquy of pre-Shakespearean Drama was regularly addressed directly to the audience , forging a link between them and the stage .
By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings .Arthur Miller
Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Soccer is not about justice. It’s a Drama – and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that.Pete Davies
Nowadays a sales conference resembles a Passion play: everybody is invited to participate and marvel at the Drama.
A talent for Drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
But if politics is an art, it is not like sculpture or painting, where one side acts and the other is passive material. It is more like Drama without a script, or dance without choreography - in other words, improvisation. Either player may surprise us again with a new move.thomas flanagan
Time takes her toll and the memory fadesbut his glory is broken, in the magic that he made.Reality is ruined; it's the freeing from the fearThe Drama is distorted, to what they want to hearSwimming in their sorrow, in the twisting of a tearAs they wait for a new thrill parade.phil ochs
My first singing role was as Susanna in a school production in a shortened form of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. I loved to sing and I was given lots of encouragement by a wonderful music teacher Mrs Ann Hill and by my parents who suggested I go to Drama school.elaine paige
Although the Drama of games of strategy is strongly linked with the psychological aspects of the conflict, game theory is not concerned with these aspects. Game theory, so to speak, plays the board. It is concerned only with the logical aspects of strategy.Anatol Rapoport
Cassidy had been drawn to the crime beat because of its guaranteed Drama. It offered murders, kidnappings, armed robbery, and the occasional hostage situation. But predictable it wasn’t.lis wiehl
The growing Drama has outgrown such toys Of simulated stature, face, and speech: It also peradventure may outgrow The simulation of the painted scene, Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume, And take for a worthier stage the soul itself, Its shifting fancies and celestial lights, With all its grand orchestral silences To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds.
Narrative prose is a legal wife, while Drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.Anton Chekhov
Her strong sense that neither she nor any human being deserved less than was given, did not blind her to the fact that there were others receiving less who had deserved much more. And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general Drama of pain.thomas hardy
What the cinema can do better than literature or the spoken Drama is to be fantastic.aldous huxley
Nature in her whole Drama never drew such a part; she has sometimes made a fool, but a coxcomb is always of a man's own making…joseph addison
Don't be so condescending. Our village life is a hotbed of intrigue and Drama.Mary nickson
For all this diversity , the core of East Indian spirituality is Hinduism , especially as disclosed in the notion of leela (also spelled lila), or play. The entire cosmos is a leela, a dance of energy , a Drama staged by Brahman , the Absolute . Leelas are also specific celebrations.
Even though the emotion and the Drama of the situation, I wasn't thinking about that. I was just thinking about ball, head, goal.