Sarah Bernhardt | Critical Essay by Alexander Woolcott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Sarah Bernhardt.
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Critical Essay by Alexander Woolcott

SOURCE: "Bernhardt," in Enchanted Aisles, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924, pp. 10-8.

In the following essay Woolcott eulogizes Bernhardt and remembers his last encounters with her.

It was to "pauvre Rachel" that Bernhardt's thoughts flew as her boat pulled away from these shores after her first glittering tour more than forty years ago. A generation before that her forerunner in the French theater had, in a humiliating and grotesquely disastrous tour, found us a less hospitable, less civilized and less understanding land and had known the agony of playing her great scenes of tempest and woe to the whirr and rustle of a thousand turning pages, each head in the audience bent earnestly but disconcertingly over a translation of the play. "Pauvre Rachel" and the "Divine Sarah" are in the same company to-day—the illustrious company that lies in P...

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