Quotation by Mrs. Leslie Carter

... the one lesson in the ultimate triumph of any great actress has been to enforce the fact that a method all technique or a method all throes, is either one or the other inadequate, and often likely to work out in close proximity to the ludicrous.
Mrs. Leslie Carter (1862–1937), U.S. actor. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975).

From an article first published in Broadway Magazine (March 1902).
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