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Hallie Flanagan

  • ... art in America has always been regarded as a luxury ...

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Arena
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  • Neither should the theater in our country be regarded as a luxury. It is a necessity because in order to make democracy work the people must increasingly participate; they can't participate unless they understand; and the theater is one of the great mediums of understanding.

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Arena
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  • ... democracy ... is never won but always to be won ...

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Arena
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  • Youth lives in an atmosphere of energy waiting to make contact.

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Dynamo
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  • The theater, when it is potent enough to deserve its ancestry, is always dangerous; that is why it is instinctively feared by people who do not want change, but only preservation of the status quo.

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Dynamo
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  • ... the power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions.

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • Dynamo
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  • [To actors on opening night:] You have had good equipment to work with. You've had a theater with everything you needed, and you are involved with the play; but all the way through you have been handicapped. One essential has been denied you. Tonight the audience is there; now they are sitting out front; you have everything you need ...

    • Hallie Flanagan,
    • in Muriel Rukeyser, The Life of Poetry ()

Hallie Flanagan, U.S. theater director

(1889 - 1969)

Full name: Hallie Ferguson Flanagan Davis.