Julia Marlowe


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Julia Marlowe (August 17, 1865 – November 12, 1950) was an English-born American actress known for her interpretations of William Shakespeare.

Marlowe was born as Sarah Frances Frost near Keswick, Cumberland, England, to John Frost and Sarah (Strong) Hodgson. At the age of four her family emigrated to the United States. Her father, who was an avid fan of local sports, "fled to ... more »

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  • ''... unless the actor is able to discourse most eloquently without opening his lips, he lacks the prime essential of a finished artist.''
    Julia Marlowe (1870-1950), U.S. actor; born in England. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). Sai...
  • ''The inability to listen and to depict in the countenance what others have said has spoiled many a good actress.''
    Julia Marlowe (1870-1950), U.S. actor; born in England. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). A d...
  • Realism to be effective must be a matter of selection. ... genius chooses its materials with a view to their beauty and effectiveness; mere talent copies what it thinks is nature, only to find it has ...
    Julia Marlowe (1866-1950), U.S. actor; born in England. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1...
  • Art is beauty, and every exposition of art, whether it be music, painting, or the drama, should be subservient to that one great end. As long as nature is a means to the attainment of beauty, so-calle...
    Julia Marlowe (1866-1950), U.S. actor; born in England. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1...
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