"Like Eleanora Duse in La Locandiera."

Eleonora Duse (1858–1924), Italian actress. Duse was the innovator of a technique she described as "elimination of self" to internally connect with the character she was portraying and allow expression to occur.

La Locandiera ("The Mistress of the Inn"), a 3-act comedy by Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, premiered in 1753. Duce played the lead role in a command performance for Queen Victoria in 1894.