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Sarah Bernhardt:
The Art Within the Legend
Gerda Taranow

Paperback | 2015 | $44.95 | £37.95 | ISBN: 9780691620077
Hardcover | 2016 | $112.50 | £95.95 | ISBN: 9780691646916
322 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4
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Through a study of the actress' films, records and writings, Gerda Taranow reconstructs the rigorously developed artistry that lay behind the superb performances. Analyzing each histrionic element and discussing repertoire she shows how Bernhardt adapted the techniques learned at the Conservatoire and in the theatre to her own particular strengths and limitations.

Originally published in 1972.

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Table of Contents:

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Acknowledgments, pg. vii
  • Preface, pg. xi
  • Contents, pg. xv
  • List of Illustrations, pg. xvii
  • ONE. VOICE, pg. 1
  • TWO. PANTOMIME, pg. 83
  • THREE. GESTURE AND SPECTACLE, pg. 123
  • FOUR. ROLES AND REPERTOIRE, pg. 180
  • FIVE. PARADOX, pg. 229
  • Bibliography, pg. 249
  • Audiography, pg. 262
  • Filmography, pg. 271
  • Index, pg. 275

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