Timeless and surprisingly current, The Art of the Theatre, published after her death at age 78, is the final and most in-depth record of the great actress' views on acting and the theatre. Here "The Divine Sarah" shares advice on everything from speech, movement, role preparation, vocal warmups, and make-up tips to why she preferred to play Hamlet instead of Ophelia.
""I FEEL. I FEEL...""
Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most iconic people in history, including James J. Corbett, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Emperor Franz Joseph, Gen. John J. Pershing, Edward H. Sothern, Rudolph Valentino, President Coolidge with Charles Lindbergh, Billy Sunday, and Rudyard Kipling. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.
Esperance grew pale; she took the card from her mother's hands, fearing that she might be mistaken. It was indeed the Countess and not the Count. She breathed again! Marguerite and the maid carried the basket into the salon; then the young girl went into the library with her mother. The newspaper clippings were spread out on the table, and the two famous trinkets had been taken from their cases. Madame Darbois clasped and unclasped her hands....
Sarah Bernhardt servit le théâtre avec passion, joua Phèdre pendant quarante ans et jusqu'à sa mort en 1923, osa, tout à la fois, peindre, sculpter, écrire, parcourir le monde et faire de sa vie de femme libre une succession d'actes éclatants et provocants. A cinquante-quatre ans, elle écrivit les mémoires de sa vie flamboyante.