Drama Quotes

A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.

George Bernard Shaw

The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades

Mark Twain

Most drama in our lives is really rather squalid.

Tom Baker

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.

Lewis Mumford

I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.

Judy Garland

The drama is not a mere copy of nature, not a facsimile. It is the free running hand of genius, under the impression of its liveliest wit or most passionate impulses, a thousand times adorning or feeling all as it goes; and you must read it, as the healthy instinct of audiences almost always does, if the critics will let them alone, with a grain of allowance, and a tendency to go away with as much of it for use as is necessary, and the rest for the luxury of laughter, pity, or poetical admiration.

Leigh Hunt

The business of the dramatist is to keep himself out of sight, and to let nothing appear but his characters. As soon as he attracts notice to his personal feelings, the illusion is broken.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

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

The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all tradesî

Mark Twain

When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.

Robert de Niro

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.

Joe Garagiola

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dreamlife.

David Mamet

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.

Kenneth Tynan

This used to be about sex. The literature of my people was pornography, filled with cries for mercy, drama enacted on people without prolonged negotiation, partners engaged in a dance in the middle of a bonfire. Now, it's 300-page manuals about how to make sure nothing bad will happen.

Laura Antoniou

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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