What German critic and dramatist said "We have actors but no art of acting"?
#1467. Asked by abba. (Apr 18 00 7:38 PM)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Apr 18 00, 7:40 PM
On Lessing: In the middle of the 18th century the German critic and dramatist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing drew attention to this difficulty: “We have actors but no art of acting.” In an artistic field where the measures of greatness are traditionally the subjective reports of witnesses or critics, the understanding of the art has naturally remained in dispute.
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