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
|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|
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.
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