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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt (French: [saʁa bɛʁnɑʁt]; born Henriette-Rosine Bernard; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand. She also played male roles, including Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rostand called her "the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture", while Hugo praised her "golden voice". She made several theatrical tours around the world, and was one of the first prominent actresses to make sound recordings and to act in motion pictures.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 22nd, 1844 (Paris), Died March 26th, 1923 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 311 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 La plainte de Wagram Sarah Bernhardt Recitation vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 317 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 La brise conte Sarah Bernhardt Recitation speaker  
Edison 367 Not documented approximately Oct. 1910 La déclaration Sarah Bernhardt Recitation speaker  
Edison 368 Not documented approximately Oct. 1910 Rencontre Jesus au piuta de Jacob Sarah Bernhardt Recitation speaker  
Edison 369 Not documented approximately Oct. 1910 La tirade de nez Sarah Bernhardt Recitation speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernhardt, Sarah," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102790.

Bernhardt, Sarah. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102790.

"Bernhardt, Sarah." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102790

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