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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    Ibsen is like this room where we are sitting, with all the tables and chairs. Do I care whether you have twenty or twenty-five links on your chain? Hedda Gabler, Nora and the rest: it is not that I want! I want Rome and the Coliseum, the Acropolis, Athens; I want beauty, and the flame of life.
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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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