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Estelle Parsons
November 20, 1927 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.


I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.


I know people like spectacle, but I'm interested in moving people.


I mean, there are times when you aren't working, but still believe that work will come.


It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.


Acting is very start and stop.


There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.


The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors.


Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.


You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.


In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience.


But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different.


We all need to go to good theater; that is what I believe will save it.


I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.


All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.


For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition.


People who call themselves actors and can't ever get work; they do need to get another profession.


When I see what I want, I do it.


I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater.


I think in small towns like this one, whether you're a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do.


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