“It’s my opinion that you can’t teach acting if you can’t act.”   
 (STANISLAVSKI AND AMERICA:2
Theory and Practice: Tulane Drama Review 1964)

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 “When the Negro is not part of and indigenous to the American theatre, we have no American theatre.  As in the country as a whole, so should the theatre be.  Negroes should be completely participant, then we’ll have a real American theatre.”

(Yale Daily News, September 29, 1967)

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“Give yourselves that which feeds your idealism, your talent, your creativity, your cultural aspirations.  One of the ways is to read biographies of great artists – you have to see that the totality of your life is what your life is—not the thing of the moment or last season.”

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“What makes one speak! AT THAT MOMENT!”

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“Be DULL, step by step.”

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“Your university is Life”

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“Onstage we often feel exposed - unless we are focused on our action.”

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“Whatever you do in Life, whatever bread and butter job you have that you might not like, give 100% of yourself and it follows that you will do the same on stage.”

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“Juliet didn’t know the soliloquy, she was just talking to Romeo.”

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“Sensitivity begins with respect for your partner-respect for the material- then your craft takes you--your desire pulls you like a magnet-----we are drawn-------drawn. In Life------------we are drawn.”

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