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Quotation by Alla Nazimova
The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.
Alla Nazimova (1879–1945), U.S. actor; born in Russia. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
Said in 1937.
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