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Robert Brustein
(1927-____) born on
Apr 21
US edcuator, critic, author. He was dean of the Yale School of Drama and the founder/director of the "American Repertory Theater."
         
   
F
Theatergoing is a communal act, moviegoing a solitary one.

R
Olivier's idea of introspection was to hood his eyes, dentalize his consonants and let the camera circle his blondined head like a sparrow looking for a place to deposit its droppings.
A
The invention of film has given our generation the dubious advantage of watching our acting heroes deteriorate before our eyes.
N
The people who spoke [those lines] were inhabitants of the earth, not brocaded humanoids from some far-flung planet.
K
The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Who Needs Theatre," 1987.
R: On Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in a 1948 film, in "New Republic," 3 Nov 1986.
A: On Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in a 1948 film, in "New Republic," 3 Nov 1986.
N: On Laurence Olivier's "immediate, coherent, engrossing" rendering of Shakespearean characters, in "New Republic," 3 Nov 1986.
K: "Who Needs Theatre," pt. 3, "The Humanist and the Artist," 1987.
   


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