Eleonora Duse


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Eleonora Duse (3 October 1858 – 21 April 1924) was an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse. more »

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  • ''To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art.''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
  • ''If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage a...
  • ''The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
  • ''Interpretation is the evidence of growth and knowledge, the latter through sorrow— that great teacher.''
    Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage a...
  • ''... does it seem to you that it is possible to speak of Art? It would be the same as explaining love!''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
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