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Parisian born actress Sarah Bernhardt photographed in 1864.


The Lust of La Païva - Deadly Sin #3

Deadly Sinner #3: All the French courtesans of the 19th century

My favorite era is the French Belle Epoque of the late 19th Century. It was also a golden age of high class courtesans, scandalous dancers and sensual actresses like La  Belle Otero, Liane de Pougy, Sarah Bernhardt, Cléo de Mérode, La Païva, La Castiglione and so on. 11 more words

Geraldine Farrar as Joan of Arc - Jan. 1917 Picture-Play

  • Opera singer Geraldine Farrar was an international celebrity so it’s no wonder she was recruited for the cinema.
  • In 1916 she appeared in Cecil B. DeMille’s Joan the Woman.
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He's the Bawdiest Cleopatra of the Century

Last year, Charles Busch considered walking away from playwriting. Fortunately for fans of the writer, performer, director, and drag legend, the impulse didn’t stick. Just before the onset of rehearsals for… 702 more words

Theater (general)

Rising Above Concepts 1/5

1953 First New York Closed Class
Joel S. Goldsmith
49A – Rising Above Concepts of God or Truth

Please try to be here not later than quarter to eight during closed classes for the meditation, and I’ll explain the reason for that. 1,283 more words


STR Lecture Series: 'Screening Sarah Bernhardt: Reinterpreting Acting on Silent Film'

The next talk of the 2015-16 Society for Theatre Research annual lecture series takes place on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. 323 more words


Rare 1910 Audio: Sarah Bernhardt, 'The Most Famous Actress the World Has Ever Known,' in Racine's Phèdre | Open Culture

The French actress Sarah Bernhardt is often remembered as the first international superstar. Her hypnotic presence and flamboyant personality are legendary. “She could contrive thrill after thrill,” wrote Lytton Strachey of Bernhardt’s acting ability, “she could seize and tear the nerves of her audience, she could touch, she could terrify, to the top of her astonishing bent.” Bernhardt died before the age of talking movies, notes her biographer Robert Gottlieb, “yet she remains… 21 more words