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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sarah Bernhardt's Triumph

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Sarah Bernhardt's fame was such that when, at the age of 75, she starred in Jean Racine's "Athalie", all the theatres in Paris closed for one day so that their actors could see her perform.*


*According to Maurice Baring's "The Puppet Show Of Memory" (1922), pp. 235-6

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Superb. Keep these coming.