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Stella Adler
February 10, 1901 - December 21, 1992
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

    Topics: Art

When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.


A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.


The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.


One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.


The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.


Growth as an actor and as a human being are synonymous.


The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.


You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences.


The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.


The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.


The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.


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