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My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt - autobiography of Bernhardt, one of the leading international actresses of her day. Composed with a novelist’s (or actress’s) sense of artistry and suspense that leaves no doubt of the charisma for which she was famed in her “double life,” both on- and off-stage. Yet at the same time as this book very consciously contributes to the crafting of her image, it also illuminates a whole era: not only the world of theater, but also the worlds of women, politics, society, Europe and America, and, indeed, of history making itself.
Sarah Bernhardt in the Theatre of Films and Sound Recordings - compilation of information and images focusing on Bernhardt’s films and twenty early wax-cylinder and disc recordings. Detailed analyses of the motion pictures include plot synopses, casts, production notes, and contemporary reviews. Complete records of Bernhardt’s work on stage, in films, and recordings are annotated and indexed.
Sarah Bernhardt : The Art of High Drama - Published in Association with the Jewish Museum, New York Sarah Bernhardt's name became synonymous with acting, yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater—she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comédie Française through her international stardom. Wonderfully illustrated, the book features an unprecedented collection of images relating to Bernhardt’s life, including paintings, posters, photographs, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, self-portraits, and sculptures.
Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic figure in her native France and a beloved star in America, where she undertook nine successful tours. Along the way she sat for the most fashionable artists of her time, became the most photographed woman in the world, and attached her name to everything from hair curlers to liqueurs. This book brings the incredible Sarah Bernhardt to life for contemporary readers and highlights her historical significance and integral place in modern culture.
Featured illustrations include:
• Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Mucha depicting Bernhardt in her most famous roles
• Designer costumes, tunics, tiaras, and jewelry
• A human skull, a gift from Victor Hugo
• Portraits of the actress by Jean Cocteau, Félix Nadar, Andy Warhol, and others
The Divine Sarah : A Life of Sarah Bernhardt - by Arthur Gold, Frobert Fizdale, ...
A biography of an alluring Parisian woman shows understanding of the heady artistic world of Paris from 1860 to 1923 and of the special character and needs of performing artists such as Sarah Bernhardt and her theatrical friends.
Divine Sarah : A Novel - by Adam Braver, ...
a portrait of the great actress Sarah Bernhardt in the twilight of her career as she explores her relationship to art and asks herself, "When does art become the artist?"
Sarah Bernhardt Paper Doll - Fifteen elegant, carefully researched costumes--created by top designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – accompany the figure of the woman idolized for more than 50 years as the world's greatest actress. Includes outfits from La Dame aux Camélias, L'Aiglon, La Tosca, Hamlet, Cleopatra, and Les Bouffons. A delightful collection for paper doll fans and theater lovers of all ages. 1 doll, 15 costumes. Introduction. Notes.
LINKS FOR LEARNING: SARAH BERNHARDT
From Stage to Screen, The Film Career of Sarah Bernhardt
Collection of Sarah Bernhardt theatrical photographs
The Divine Sarah- Smithsonian Magazine