Eleonora Duse, actrice de théâtre légendaire, adorée de Marilyn Monroe

Edoardo Gordigiani - Ritratto di Eleonora Duse, 1890 - Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Friedrich August von Kaulbach -- Portrait of Eleonora Duse


Edward Steichen - Eleanora Duse (via)

Greece, Athens, Eleonora Duse and conte Giuseppe Napoleone Primoli

A. Dupont. Eleanora Duse, 1896. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe, l'une de ses plus célèbres et ferventes admiratrices, conservait chez elle ce portrait d'Eleonora Duse :

Ainsi qu'on peut le voir sur ces photographies signées Philippe Halsman et Harold Lloyd (source : Divine Marilyn) :

Citations d'Eleonora Duse :
"Le pire danger qu'il y a à tromper autrui, c'est qu'on finit toujours par se tromper soi-même."

"To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greek, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest dinner."

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."

"To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art."

“The one happiness is to shut one’s door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.” (via)

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