Julia Marlowe


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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). Said in 1913.
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  • ''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 distinguished stage actor in both modern and Shakespearean plays, Marlowe was commenting on the tendency of actors to concentrate only on their own characters and lines. She said this in 1913.
  • ''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 been deceived by the external grossness of things.''
    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 (1975).
  • ''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-called realism is necessary and permissable [sic], but it must be realism enhanced by idealism and uplifted by the spirit of an inner life or purpose.''
    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 (1975).

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