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 Robert Brustein - “Theatergoing is a communal act, movie going a solitary one.”
 Robert Brustein - “Alvin had the most startling blue eyes and blond hair at the time. He also had an extraordinary physical grace that made him an actor early on.”
 Robert Brustein - “Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream.”
 Robert Brustein - “The love that previously dared not speak its name has now grown hoarse from screaming it”
 Robert Brustein - “No enlightened person would deny its premise, but as an ongoing program it is monotonous, limited, locked in a perception of victimization.”
 Robert Brustein - “His last days, a noble confrontation with death, made his life as much a work of art as his plays.”
 Robert Brustein - “Laurence Olivier once made the rather cruel remark that when you've got the strength to play Lear you're too young, but when you're old enough, you haven't got the strength. Well, Alvin is well muscled and trained.”
 Robert Brustein - “When ghosts begin resolving realistic plays, you can be sure the playwright has failed to master his material, ... The Piano Lesson.”
 Robert Brustein - “The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.”
 Robert Brustein - “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.”
 Robert Brustein - “Theatergoing is a communal act, moviegoing a solitary one.”
 Robert Brustein - “The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent.”
 Robert Brustein - “The people who spoke those lines were inhabitants of the earth, not brocaded humanoids from some far-flung planet.”
 Robert Brustein - “The invention of film has given our generation the dubious advantage of watching our acting heroes deteriorate before our eyes.”
 Robert Brustein - “Without an elite in the arts, we have no leaders, which is to say we have no vision, which is to say we have no arts.”
 Robert Brustein - “On Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in a 1948 film 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.”