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Minnie Maddern Fiske
(1865-1932) born on
Dec 19
US actress. She was one of the leading exemplars of realism on the American stage, especially through her performances in plays by Henrik Ibsen.
         
   
F
Among the most disheartening and dangerous of . . . advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever . . .

R
The essence of acting is the conveyance of truth through the medium of the actor's mind and person. The science of acting deals with the perfecting of that medium.
A
The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.
N
You must make your own blunders, must cheerfully accept your own mistakes as part of the scheme of things.
K
You must not allow yourself to be advised, cautioned, influenced, persuaded
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 1908; in "Mrs. Fiske," by Alexander Woollcott, 1917.
R: 1908; in "Mrs. Fiske," Ch. 5, by Alexander Woollcott, 1917.
A: 1908; in "Mrs. Fiske," Ch. 5, by Alexander Woollcott, 1917.
N: 1908; in "Mrs. Fiske," by Alexander Woollcott, 1917.
K: 1908; in "Mrs. Fiske," by Alexander Woollcott, 1917.
   


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