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Quotation by Minnie Maddern Fiske
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), U.S. actor. As quoted in Mrs. Fiske: Her Views on Actors, Acting and the Problems of Production, ch. 2, by Alexander Woollcott (1917).
On Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), the great Norwegian author of many plays, including at least three in which Fiske had starred: Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House, and An Enemy of the People.
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