The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.
I have the terrible feeling that because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats not Mount Sinai.
I first decided to become an actor at school. A teacher gave us a play to do and that had a major impact. At first I wanted to work in the theatre but there was something about the ambience of film especially American films that always attracted me.
Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre you get them one of her books.
I didn't grow up a theatre kid going to theatre camps. I played sports and that was my main direction. But luckily I never had to choose between sports and theatre.
Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.
I think it's sad that movies and television have caused the theatre to fade as a popular art form. I hope to get young people into the theatre and expose them to Shakespeare.
Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
As much as the mystery element is all a lot of fun when you do go to 'Edwin Drood ' you're going to a theatre to see a show about going to a theatre and what that relationship between actors and audiences has been for years.
I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this.
I feel there's a power in theatre but it's an indirect power. It's like the relationship of the sleeper to the unconscious. You discover things you can't afford to countenance in waking life. You can forget them remember them a day later or not have any idea what they are about.
I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student and her influence together with activities associated with the student movement of the time opened up my interests amongst other things into the theatre art music politics and philosophy.
There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
What I'm trying to do is find either existing properties or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama. It's my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre. I think it's very much alive.
I don't profess to have music as my big wheel and there are a number of other things as important to me apart from music. Theatre and mime for instance.
I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids at some point can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theatre.
I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff.
Movies are not scripts - movies are films they're not books they're not the theatre.
Movies are a complicated collision of literature theatre music and all the visual arts.
A good film is when the price of the dinner the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes you have to adjust when you go into the world of film TV theatre in order to make it accessible to people.
I showed my mom the movie then I told her the movie got bought and that it was gonna be shown in theatres and be on video. Everyone was really psyched about it. Everyone in my little town of hounds started to call me movie star.