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I. Who do you think you are, Sarah Bernhardt? - A little less than a happy high
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I. Who do you think you are, Sarah Bernhardt?
"...Bernhardt showed men and women in the late 19th and early 20th Century that to be an actor on the stage also meant to be an actor in life, and that the bolder one could be the more successful and rich a life one could lead. She is, in a sense, constantly present, always trying her utmost, always giving her most, and I think it was that example of a totally engaged, completely fulfilled human being that was Bernhardt’s model and her legacy." - Kenneth Silver (New York University.)

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." - Sarah Bernhardt


In equal part for intermitencias and clayrobeson, with a lot of thought going out to no small number of others.
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From: aphorisic Date: December 7th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous.
komos From: komos Date: December 7th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Her critics at the time were quick to point out that she was neither the most beautiful nor the most talented actor on the scene. Didn't stop her one bit.

Incidentally, there's currently a special exhibit about her at the Jewish Museum in NY.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: December 8th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Wow, that is so fucking true...
komos From: komos Date: December 8th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
She was a formidable woman. ^_^
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