March 27 is celebrated all over the world as ‘World Theatre Day.
Drama and theatre is the medium that is the reflection of our society. In various languages, it depicts the cultures and traditions that exist all around the world. Therefore, a day is dedicated to not only celebrate it but preserve it as well and not let it die down as it is still very much enjoyed by people everywhere.
Long before the ‘lights, camera, action’ world of moving pictures, theatres have been the primary outlet for writers and actors (and audiences as well). The emotions arising in a live performance are a delight to watch.
The World theatre Day was established by the International Theatre Institute in 1961. Every year, a playwright or a stage actor writes the ‘message’ for that year.
Each year an outstanding figure in theatre or a person outstanding in heart and spirit from another field is invited to share his or her reflections on theatre and international harmony. What is known as the International Message is translated into more than 50 languages, read for tens of thousands of spectators before performances in theatres throughout the world, and printed in hundreds of daily newspapers. Colleagues in the audio-visual field lend a fraternal hand, with more than a hundred radio and television stations transmitting the Message to listeners in all corners of the five continents.
This Year’s Message Author:Peter SELLARS
On the day dedicated to celebrating this art and its artists, here are some quotes about the wonderful world of theatre.
Share with everyone around you the inspiring World Theatre Day quotes, messages and greetings
World Theatre Day Quotes and Messages
Theater is the artform of experience. Peter SELLARS
“With theatre, you have to be ready for anything.” Willem Dafoe
“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.” Victor Hugo
“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good”
“I’m really very sorry for you all, but it’s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.” W.S. Gilbert
“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” Willem Dafoe
“A theatre is certainly a place for learning about the brevity of human glory: oh all those wonderful glittering absolutely vanished pantomime.” Iris Murdoch
There is something so special and unique about theatres that we must all experience and value. Warm wishes on World Theatre Day to you.
No matter how much entertainment options we have, we must never forget that how special and beautiful a theatre is. Happy World Theatre Day.
Theatres are not just another way to entertain ourselves but they are a way to learn something new, something more meaningful. Happy World Theatre Day.
There are no retakes, there is no editing, there is no redo…. This is what makes theatre so much more inspiring. Wishing a very Happy World Theatre Day.
All the world is a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.’ William Shakespeare
If you haven’t been to a theatre then you are surely missing something really very beautiful in life. Warm greetings on World Theatre Day to you.
The onus of saving theatres from getting lost in this fast paced race lies on our shoulders. Let us save them. Wishing a very Happy World Theatre Day.
Wishing a very Happy World Theatre Day to all the theatre lovers. May we all join hands to preserve the theatres which form an important part of our lives.
“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theatre is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.” Laurence Olivier
In theatre, you have to be you because you cannot mask yourself with editing and. On the occasion of World Theatre Day, sending warm wishes to you.
The levels of performance and the complete feel of a theatre is something that cannot be expressed in words but can only be experienced in life. Happy World Theatre Day.
If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
Shannon L. Alder
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” Oscar Wilde
“Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy.” Clive Swift