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“I first saw [Vivien] on the stage at Statford on Avon. I did not know her then. She was playing Viola in Twelfth Night. I arrived late and, missing the exposition, I saw her impersonating a boy. No boy has ever been more beautiful. She wore a short, reddish cap of a wig. Beneath it shone those splendid green eyes, that deepened and changed hues with her mood. And at the end of the play, when she erased the disguise by a simple and miraculous shudder of her being, no girl or woman has ever been more glorious.” – José Quintero