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DISCUSS: Sarah Bernhardt
What do you think about this icon of theater history?
Join me in the Chat to talk about:
What did you think was the most exciting part of Sarah Bernhardt’s story?
Would you keep a menagerie today, and what did you think of hers?
Her rivalry with her male bosses, especially Perrin at the Comédie Française—do you get it or do you think she was being overdramatic?
And the most controversial question: Bernhardt and Louise Abbéma, friends or lovers?
Haven’t listened yet? Check this episode out:
And, for bonus points, you can listen to Balloonomania! This bonus episode on the history of ballooning in Europe heavily features Bernhardt.
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