It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower not faster.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is 50 percent of the performance.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
The primary function of a theatre is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.
I think television often has dismissed younger people. They figure, well, they're not really watching news, that's not our audience.
In the theatre the audience want to be surprised - but by things that they expect.
If you're sitting in that audience ready to fight me from the very beginning, I'm going to have a hard time getting to you. But if you've got a heart at all, I'm going to get it.
The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.
Wet Hot American Summer so far is a financial disappointment and money was lost on it. But perhaps it will find its audience in video, cable, etc, maybe over the course of years.
Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.
All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member.
Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.
I really want younger audience members to see kids in their early 20's playing Frank's music and to be inspired to take things to a higher level themselves.
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
I try to do something the audience might not have seen before. Like if I'm gonna kiss a girl I wanna kiss her like a girl has never been kissed. Like maybe I would kick her legs out from under her and catch her right before she hits the ground and then kiss her.
In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
If one talks to more than four people, it is an audience; and one cannot really think or exchange thoughts with an audience.
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