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.
In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience.
The audience is not the least important actor in the play and if it will not do its allotted share the play falls to pieces.
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
When you hire me, you hire a nut who is going to work 24 hours a day for you and never, ever burn his audience.
The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
Solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
I love to entertain an audience.
I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it.
I've always been fascinated by the difference between the jokes you can tell your friends but you can't tell to an audience. There's a fine line you have to tread because you don't know who is out there in the auditorium. A lot of people are too easily offended.
When I perform, it's very personal. I'm sharing things I like, inviting the audience into my room.
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