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I wish at least I could get my children to use Shakespearian insults.

The Prince of Wales tries to pass on his

passion for the Bard, Sunday Telegraph

Like Blanche, she slept with almost everybody and was beginning to dissolve mentally and to fray at the ends physically.

Marlon Brando, on filming A Streetcar Named

Desire with Vivien Leigh, Guardian

I have never been a terribly keen theatre-goer.

Sir Michael Hordern, London Evening Standard

I've always needed to make people laugh and it's much better - financially as well - to do it on stage than bore them at parties.

Victoria Wood, comedian, Radio Times