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On Constance Malleson.
"Her vanity is the worst side of her character. It is entirely crude, desiring the applause of all and sundry, seeking notoriety, preferring popular success to good work or the esteem of those who care for quality. This crudity she defends in her own thoughts as being democratic."
"She desires passionately to earn large sums of money, though she has enough for all legitimate wants. This leads her to commercialism, with all its attendant evils of competition, envy, shoddy work, and possibly prostitution. Her idealisms are kept remote from her work. If she were a politician, she would urge that the stage needed reforming, but would support the war."
A typed copy of the essay is enclosed.
Record last modified 2017/11/28
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