Words of Wisdom

"What book of rules says the Theater exists only within some ugly buildings crowded into one square mile of New York City? Or London, Paris or Vienna? Listen, junior, and learn. Want to know what the Theater is? A flea circus. Also opera. Also rodeos, carnivals, ballets, Indian tribal dances, Punch and Judy, a one-man band - all Theater. Wherever there's magic and make-believe and an audience - there's Theater...You don't understand them all, you don't like them all, why should you? The Theater's for everybody -- you included, but not exclusively -- so don't approve or disapprove. It may not be your Theater, but it's Theater of somebody, somewhere."
-- from the film ALL ABOUT EVE, screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz