skip to content
Sarah Bernhardt : the art of high drama Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sarah Bernhardt : the art of high drama

Author: Carol OckmanKenneth E SilverJanis Bergman-CartonKaren LevitovSuzanne Schwarz ZuberAll authors
Publisher: New York : Jewish Museum, New York under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater-she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This fascinating book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comedie  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Sarah Bernhardt; Sarah Bernhardt; Sarah Bernhardt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ockman; Kenneth E Silver; Janis Bergman-Carton; Karen Levitov; Suzanne Schwarz Zuber; Sarah Bernhardt; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0300109199 9780300109191 0300113439 9780300113433
OCLC Number: 59280117
Notes: Published in connection with an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum, New York, Dec. 2, 2005-Apr. 2, 2006.
Description: xv, 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Joan Rosenbaum --
Acknowledgments ; Prologue: Sarah Bernhardt's handkerchief / Carol Ockman, Kenneth E. Silver --
Entr'acte: Bernhardt style --
Was she magnificent? Sarah Bernhardt's reach / Carol Ockman --
Sarah Bernhardt and the theatrics of French nationalism: from Roland's daughter to Napoleon's son / Kenneth E. Silver --
"A vision of a stained glass Sarah": Bernhardt and the decorative arts / Janis Bergman-Carton --
The divine Sarah and the infernal Sally: Bernhardt in the words of her contemporaries / Karen Levitov --
Entr'acte: Bernhardt and advertising --
Bernhardt in the New World: a photographic essay / Carol Ockman, Kenneth E. Silver --
Chronology of Sarah Bernhardt's life / Suzanne Schwarz Zuber.
Responsibility: Carol Ockman and Kenneth E. Silver ; with contributions by Janis Bergman-Carton, Karen Levitov, Suzanne Schwarz Zuber.
More information:

Abstract:

"Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater-she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This fascinating book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comedie Française through her international stardom. Wonderfully illustrated, the book features an unprecedented collection of images relating to Bernhardt's life, including paintings, posters, photographs, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, self-portraits, and sculptures. Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic figure in her native France and a beloved star in America, where she undertook nine successful tours. Along the way she sat for the most fashionable artists of her time, became the most photographed woman in the world, and attached her name to everything from hair curlers to liqueurs. This book brings the incredible Sarah Bernhardt to life for contemporary readers and highlights her historical significance and integral place in modern culture. Featured illustrations include: -Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Mucha depicting Bernhardt in her most famous roles -Designer costumes, tunics, tiaras, and jewelry -A human skull, a gift from Victor Hugo -Portraits of the actress by Jean Cocteau, Felix Nadar, Andy Warhol, and others" http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0634/2005011076-d.html.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/59280117>
library:oclcnum"59280117"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/59280117>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"2005"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2005"
schema:description""Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was an extraordinary performer, so much so that her name became synonymous with acting. Yet her importance extended beyond the world of theater-she was an icon of French nationalism, a target of both admiration and scorn, an artist and sculptor, and a trendsetting avatar of style. This fascinating book examines the many sides and talents of Bernhardt, from her beginnings at the Comedie Française through her international stardom. Wonderfully illustrated, the book features an unprecedented collection of images relating to Bernhardt's life, including paintings, posters, photographs, costumes, jewelry, stage designs, self-portraits, and sculptures. Bernhardt orchestrated a brilliant sixty-year career as an actress and entrepreneur, becoming a revered patriotic figure in her native France and a beloved star in America, where she undertook nine successful tours. Along the way she sat for the most fashionable artists of her time, became the most photographed woman in the world, and attached her name to everything from hair curlers to liqueurs. This book brings the incredible Sarah Bernhardt to life for contemporary readers and highlights her historical significance and integral place in modern culture. Featured illustrations include: -Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Mucha depicting Bernhardt in her most famous roles -Designer costumes, tunics, tiaras, and jewelry -A human skull, a gift from Victor Hugo -Portraits of the actress by Jean Cocteau, Felix Nadar, Andy Warhol, and others" http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0634/2005011076-d.html."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/192864559>
schema:genre"Ausstellung"@en
schema:genre"Exhibition catalogs"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Sarah Bernhardt : the art of high drama"@en
schema:numberOfPages"216"
schema:publisher
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.