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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Theatre
 
  A theatre, unfortunately, is like a stage-coach: empty or full, it starts at the same time.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  The stage is more beholding to love than the life of man; for as to the stage, love is ever matter of comedies, and now and then of tragedies; but in life it doth much mischief, sometimes like a siren, sometimes like a fury.
            —Francis Bacon
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  Theatrical Favour, like Publick Commerce, will sometimes deceive the best Judgements by an unaccountable change of its Channel; the best Commodities are not always known to meet with the best Markets.
            —Colley Cibber
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  The Theatre is like a Turkish seraglio: the critics are the eunuchs.
            —George Farquhar
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