Uta Hagen

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Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.More Uta Hagen [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love playing Chekhov. That's the hardest; that's why I love it most.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:52]
I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:11]
I won't go to England because they won't let my dog in.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:19]
I'm a bad liar; I don't know what to say backstage.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:33]
If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:39]
They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don't know.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:04]
Usually, someone who's in a show gets me a ticket. I feel cornered. I can't walk out if I don't like it.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:10]
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:26]
We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:33]
Working with Brando was fun. It was like a tennis match. We played unbelievably well together.More Uta Hagen [08/11/2011 03:08:49]
If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have disassociated myself from that book.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Working with Brando was fun. It was like a tennis match. We played unbelievably well together.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Since the time of the ancient Greeks a democracy has depended on its philosophers and creative artists. It can only flourish by continuous probing, prodding, and questioning of the social conditions under which man exists and tries to better himself. One of the first moves of a dictatorship is to stifle the artists and thinkers who have the ability to stir up dissent from any prescribed dogma which might enslave them. Because the artist can arouse the curiosity and conscience of his community, he becomes a threat to thMore Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We had a relationship that lasted 44 years. Herbert and I lived together 10 years before we were married. He always gave me a little heart for whatever anniversary.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on it to serve the character with the same effortless dexterity with which the violinist makes music on his. Just because he doesn't look like a violin is no reason to assume his techniques should be thought of as less difficult.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To rebel or revolt against the status quo is in the very nature of an artist.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For some strange reason, we believe that anyone who lived before we were born was in some peculiar way a different kind of human being from any we have come in contact with in our own lifetime. This concept must be changed; we must realize in our bones that almost everything in time and history has changed except the human being.More Uta Hagen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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