Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt - Robert Gottlieb

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was one of the greatest actresses of her time. Offstage, she lived life to the fullest for 78 years. In SARAH (Yale Univ., $25),  legendary editor and author Robert Gottlieb portrays his subject as intentionally blurring fact and fantasy; in her autobiography, Bernhardt made up parts of her life story.  Yet Gottlieb manages to capture this fascinating woman, her family, her lovers—who included Victor Hugo—and the France she loved. He also explains how this consummate artist reinvented the craft of acting. The book is full of photographs of Bernhardt, and altogether Gottlieb’s account makes it clear why this fascinating woman—the Divine Sarah—was the toast of two continents.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780300141276
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Yale University Press - September 21st, 2010

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