Who is Eleonora Duse?

  • (noun): Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924).
    Synonyms: Duse

Eleonora Duse

Eleonora Duse (; (3 October 1858 – 21 April 1924) was an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse.

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    To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.
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    If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
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