Quotes by Minnie Maddern Fiske

I suppose that Paderewski can play superbly, if not quite at his best, while his thoughts wander to the other end of the world, or possibly ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske performing arts genius concentration

People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of wh at is goo ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske theater cultivation arts

Above all, ignore the audience .... ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske audiences theater actors acting

As soon as I suspect a fine effect is being achieved by accident I lose interest. I am not interested ... in unskilled labor.... T he scient ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske actors acting

...I have never known a "movement" in the theater that did not work direct and serious harm. Indeed, I have sometimes felt that th e very pe ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske idealism theater politics

It is in the irony of things that the theatre should be the most dangerous place for the actor. But, then, after all, the world is the worst ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske actors acting theater

Many a play is like a painted backdrop, something to be looked at from the front. An Ibsen play is like a black forest, something you can en ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske Ibsen Henrik actors acting plays

Be reflective ... and stay away from the theater as much as you can. Stay out of the theatrical world, out of its petty interests, its inbre ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske theater actors acting thinking thoughtful

The essence of acting is the conveyance of truth through the medium of the actor's mind and person. The science of acting deals wi th the pe ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske actors acting truth

This ... is an age of specialization, and in such an age the repertory theater is an anachronism, a ludicrous anachronism. ...

Minnie Maddern Fiske theater specialization

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