The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
— Oscar Wilde

What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
William Dean Howells theater quote

Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.
— Vaclav Havel

Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.
— John Morley

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
— theater quotation by Abbie Hoffman