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[on the eventual demise of vaudeville] There were a great many in vaudeville - people who never quite came through. But they had their place and they filled it. They kept theatres open. Those pan-timers, those interstate-timers, those four-a-dayers, those six-a-dayers - they were an integral part of that endearing merry-go-round called vaudeville. Their sincerity was greater than their artistry. ...
Despite their intentionally hammy acting in the excerpt from Maxwell Anderson's "Elizabeth the Queen" in their film, "The Guardsman", the Lunts are said to have acted Shakespeare onstage in a non-declamatory, more conversational manner, as opposed to the standard way of performing Shakespeare onstage in those days.