Judith Malina


Judith Malina Quotes

  • ''Tremble: your whole life is a rehearsal for the moment you are in now.''
    Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
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  • ''To stand up on the stage is to say to many people: "Look at me." How can you do that without speaking the only truth you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor.''
    Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
  • ''The natural order will emerge only if we let go of the fear of the disorder, we trust each other.''
    Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
  • ''It is better to rage against the preventable suffering/because it leads to the suggestion of gorgeous alternatives/than to express our sadness.''
    Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). With her husband, Julian Beck, Malina founded and developed the Living Theatre, which attempted to break down the separation between performer and spectator, inviting intense interaction. Their theater grew increasingly improvisational, confrontational, chaotic, and daring.
  • ''Today the young actors regard their environment with rage and disgust. They regard their Master not as disciples regard their Master, but as slaves regard their Master.''
    Judith Malina (b. 1926), U.S. actor and stage producer. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). With her husband, Julian Beck, Malina founded and developed the Living Theatre, which attempted to break down the separation between performer and spectator, inviting intense interaction. Their theater grew increasingly improvisational, confrontational, chaotic, and daring.

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