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Ma double vie, mémoires

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Sarah Bernhardt's memoir, "Ma double vie, mémoires," provides a fascinating look into the life of one of the most iconic actresses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bernhardt's storytelling is vivid and engaging, as she recounts her remarkable career on the stage and screen.

From her childhood in France to her rise to fame in Europe and America, Bernhardt's memoir is filled with anecdotes and insights that offer a glimpse into the world of theater during her time. Her recollections of working with famous playwrights and actors give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the drama and excitement of the theater world.

What sets Bernhardt's memoir apart is her candidness and honesty about her personal life, including her struggles with love, loss, and illness. Her resilience and determination shine through in these moments, making her a truly inspiring figure.

Overall, "Ma double vie, mémoires" is a captivating read for anyone interested in the life and career of Sarah Bernhardt, as well as for those who simply enjoy a well-told story. Bernhardt's voice is as strong and vibrant on the page as it was on the stage, making this memoir a must-read for fans of theater and history alike.

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Sarah Bernhardt évoque avec un grand talent et une belle plume fluide et très alerte, drôle aussi, son enfance, sa famille, ses relations complexes avec sa mère, ses débuts, la guerre de 1870, son infirmerie au théâtre de l’Odéon, la Commune. La Comédie française bien sûr. Les grands auteurs, Dumas, Hugo... Ses représentations à Londres.
Sa vie aussi de peintre et sculptrice. Son enfant, Maurice. Sa personnalité si particulière !
Sa tournée en Amérique du Nord, anecdotes, aventures, villes américaines, rencontre avec Edison, visite aux chutes du Niagara, et ses représentations théâtrales.
Ces Mémoires s’achèvent là, en 1881.
Ils furent écrits en 1898 et publiés en 1907. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne

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