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Quotes of the Day for 25 August 2000 – Theatre

Once again the work week ends and our minds turn to entertainment, if only to conceal from ourselves briefly the fact that we have to go into the office on Saturday again. Here are some thoughts on the theatre.

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The quotes:

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.
     - Tallulah Bankhead

In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
     - Luciano Pavarotti

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
     - William Shakespeare, Macbeth

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
     - Sean O'Casey

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