“Inevitably, a dramatist writes one play, his director interprets another, the actors perform a third and the public sees a fourth and an altogether different one,” wrote John Harvey in Anouilh: A Study in Theatrics. Perhaps that is why there has been so much colorful conversation over the centuries about the theater from both participants and spectators. The 48 Knowledge Cards in this deck each feature a memorable quotation from an actor, director, playwright, producer, or critic as well as entertaining and informative commentary, facts, and anecdotes. From cunning criticism to sparkling insights, from falling scenery to the throes of stage fright, Theater Chat samples life on either side of the footlights as expressed by those who work in theater for a living and those who live to work in theater. Use the cards for intermission amusement or as a game for theater hounds, testing their knowledge of some of the best talk in the business.