Actors And Audience Quotes by Brendan Coyle, Jack Lemmon, Gene Wolfe, Robertson Davies, Rupert Holmes, Christine Jones and many others.
You cant be a casual observer of something humorous – you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
All the history of the stage is a struggle, the gasping of a beautiful child born at the point of death. The moralists, censorship and oppression, technology, and now poverty have all tried to destroy her. Only we, the actors and audiences, have kept her alive.
The critic is the duenna in the passionate affair between playwrights, actors and audiences – a figure dreaded, and occasionally comic, but never welcome, never loved.
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 want everyone to feel as much as possible as if they inhabit the same space. They more fluid the relationship between actor and audience, the better.
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.