Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
My faith is the grand drama of my life.
I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live.
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
I find myself gravitating towards drama.
It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.
Christianity makes of life a moral drama in which we play a starring role and in which the most ordinary events take on a grand significance.
Everyone has this universal understanding of roommate drama.
I've done a lot of serious roles, but they're, like, independent, so it's harder for them to come out. The big ones have been comedies, but I would love to get a big drama to let people see the other side of me, that I am a serious actress.
I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves me free to create all of this and to enjoy our family life, stepping away from all the fictional traumas and the dramas. If I write about family in crisis, then I won't have to live through it, I guess.
One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.
In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.
I'd always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions.
I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.
Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly.
The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown.
We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.