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Drama Quotes

Here are a few quotes from famous plays. You can use these quotes as an introduction to the play, or to reconnect and remember the work long after you've experienced the play (on stage or in written form). Here are a few pages of quotes.

'All's Well That Ends Well' Quotes
All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. The work is based on Boccacio's Decameron. Here are a few quotes from All's Well That Ends Well.

'Antony and Cleopatra' Quotes
Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare (first printed in 1623). The play is based on Plutarch's "Life of Mark Antony." The plot follows the story of the Roman, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra. Here are a few quotes from Antony and Cleopatra.

'Arcadia' Quotes
Arcadia is one of the most amazing modern plays. Written by Tom Stoppard, the play carries us back and forth through time, as we discover something about history, literature, and more than just a little bit about ourselves. Here are a few quotes from Arcadia.

'As You Like It' Quotes
As You Like It is a famous pastoral play by William Shakespeare. The comedy as all the great elements of a satire--with songs and banter to add levels of the comic and entertainment value. The play also touches no hot topics related to the human experience, love, death, exile, illusion versus reality, and much more. Here are a few quotes.

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Quotes
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. This tragedy first appeared in 1955--based (at least in part) on "Three Players of a Summer Game," a short story Williams had previously written. Williams received his second Pulitzer Prize for this work. Here are a few quotes from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

'Cherry Orchard' Quotes
The Cherry Orchard is a play by Anton Chekhov. The work first appeared on stage in 1904. A family experiences the loss of their estate and their cherry orchard. Here are a few quotes from The Cherry Orchard.

'Cymbeline' Quotes
Cymbeline is a famous play by William Shakespeare. In this work, Shakespeare rewrites the story of Cunobelinus, the history of whose life was detailed by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Here are a few quotes from Shakespeare's work.

'Cyrano de Bergerac' Quotes
Cyrano de Bergerac is the most famous play by Edmond Rostand. The work is about Cyrano, a marvelous character--witty, passionate and full of vitality. He is known for his big nose, and he falls in love with his beautiful cousin, Roxane. Here are a few quotes from Cyrano de Bergerac.

'Death of a Salesman' Quotes
Featuring Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman has been seen as an attack on the American dream. Death of a Salesman is one of the works for which Arthur Miller became most famous, bringing him international acclaim. Here are a few quotes from Death of a Salesman.

'Hamlet' Quotes
Hamlet is a famous tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is filled with death and suicide, madness, incest, and the supernatural. Hamlet is one of the most popular plays of William Shakespeare. Here are a few quotes from the play.

'Hedda Gabbler' Quotes
Here are quotes from Hedda Gabbler, by Henrik Ibsen.

'King Lear' Quotes
King Lear is one of the most famous plays by William Shakespeare, based on a legendary king (Leir). Take a look at these quotes from King Lear, one of the greatest tragedies in English literature

'Much Ado About Nothing' Quotes
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's comedies, with one of the most popular Romantic duos of all time. The play has tons of wit, twists, turns... But, hey, it's a comedy. Here are a few quotes from the play.

'Romeo and Juliet' Quotes
Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers. The play is one of the most famous works by William Shakespeare. Lovers (Romeo and Juliet) are caught between two worlds, as their families feud to the death. Fights, witty lines, secret marriages, and untimely deaths--the play is unforgettable! Here are a few lines from Romeo and Juliet.

'The Comedy of Errors' Quotes
The Comedy of Errors is the shortest play by William Shakespeare. Here are a few quotes from The Comedy of Errors.

'The Winter's Tale' Quotes
The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare is based on Pandosto; or, The Triumph of Time by Robert Green. The play was likely composed after Cymbeline. Here are a few quotes from The Winter's Tale.

'Waiting for Godot' Quotes
Here are a few quotes from Waiting for Godot.

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