Une Grande Tragedienne: Sarah-Bernhardt

Title: Une Grande Tragedienne: Sarah-Bernhardt
Translated Title: 
A Great Actress: Sarah-Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt, at 12 years of age, was already serious and mystical. She received her first acting award in 1861. In 1868, she was a resident of the Theatre de l'Odeon. In 1872, she came back to the Comedie-Francaise where she had not been for several months. In 1884 she created, "The Lady of the Camelias." The Theatre of Saint-Martin saw her triumph in "La Tosca." She acted in Jean Richepin's works. Then she led "Theodora" by Sardou in 1891. From 1893 to 1898 she directed the Theatre of the Renaissance. There she played "Phedre" by Racine. "The Distant Princess," by Edmond Rostand. The Municipal Council, in 1899, granted her a theater that bears her name. It was here where she created "L'Aiglon." "The Buffoons."Her tours in America were triumphal. In Belle-Ile-En-Mer, where she spent her vacations, she loved to rest on the rocks of the wild coast. In her domain of the Fort-des-Poulains, she met some friends. Here she is with Charlotte Lyses. During the war, in 1916, she made a film by Jean Richepin called "French Mothers." Here she leaves the city where she came to witness the marriage of Yvonne Printemps and Sacha Guitry. In 1921, she hosted on her property in Belle-Ile, the director and the artists of the film, "The Three Musketeers." Her death was of general consternation. The funeral procession traversed all of Paris between rows of gathered spectators… and it stopped in front of the Theatre where she so regularly directed. The young girls of the Orphanage of the Arts escorted her procession. Through the populous neighborhoods of Faubourg, St. Antoine and Roquette, the convoy arrived at the Pere-Lachaise cemetery.