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Minnie Maddern Fiske

Minnie Maddern Fiske (December 19, 1865 - February 15, 1932), born as Marie Augusta Davey, but often billed simply as Mrs. Fiske, was one of the leading American actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She also spearheaded the fight against the Theatrical Syndicate for the sake of artistic freedom. She was widely considered the most important actress on the American stage in the first quarter of the 20th century. Her performances in several Henrik Ibsen plays widely introduced American audiences to the Norwegian playwright.

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Minnie Maddern Fiske - Selected Theater Appearances
... All by Victorien Sardou, New York (1885) Hester Crewe by Harrison Grey Fiske, New York (1893) A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, New York (1894) This Picture and That! by Brander Matthews, Texas (1896) Cesarine ... The Queen of Liars, 1895) by Harrison Grey Fiske, New York (1896) A Doll's House, New York (1896) A Light From St ... Agnes by Minnie Maddern Fiske, New York (1896) Cesarine, Illinois (1896) Divorcons by Victorien Sardou, Illinois (1896) The Right to Happiness by Marguerite Merington ...

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    Above all, ignore the audience ....
    Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)

    Their rebukes have never made me angry, because I have always wondered why they did not rebuke me more. They should have. Their friendly praise has been one of the sweetest, most warming things in my life in the theater. I do go on the stage unafraid of them and with love in my heart for them.
    Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)

    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 enter, something you can walk about in. There you can lose yourself: you can lose yourself. And once inside, you find such wonderful glades, such beautiful, sunlit places.
    —Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)

    The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.
    —Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)

    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 inbreeding tendencies, its stifling atmosphere, its corroding influence. Once become “theatricalized,” and you are lost, my friend; you are lost.
    —Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)