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L'Art de dire, or Language in Performance

Katherine Bergeron

in Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195337051
eISBN:
9780199864201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The singers and actors of the Belle Epoque are the focus of this chapter, which investigates the French art of diction in theatrical and musical performances circa 1900. The survey of performance ... More


Sarah Bernhardt at Home: Cinema and the Home, ca. 1915

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Sarah Bernhardt at Home to show how Sarah Bernhardt, by exploring the different spaces that together represent “the home,” reveals her home's expansive horizons. It asks what it ... More


Her Majesty moves: Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth and the development of motion pictures

Victoria Duckett

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sarah Bernhardt’s Queen Elizabeth (Henri Desfontaines and Louis Mercanton, 1911) was an international popular success, released in the US as a headline attraction for the Famous Players company ... More


Camille: The Ladies of the Camellias

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Camille adapted and changed the speed, structure, and meaning of Sarah Bernhardt's live play. La Dame aux Camélias was a film made by the French Film d'Art in late 1911 and ... More


Queen Elizabeth: A Moving Picture, 1912

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the 1912 feature film Queen Elizabeth as a reflection of Sarah Bernhardt's roles in the late nineteenth century and her insistence that these could remain relevant to audiences ... More


Nullius in Verba: Acting on Silent Film

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the notion that Sarah Bernhardt mouthed her lines on film due to her inability to act in a fittingly naturalistic way for film, and that her famous “golden voice” is brutally ... More


Introduction

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book interrogates Sarah Bernhardt's crossover from theater into film and what her films can reveal to us today. It contextualizes and explains Bernhardt's popular success on film, asking why ... More


Mothers of France: World War I, Film, and Propaganda

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores new interconnections between private and public life, the provincial home and the global stage, in Mothers of France, a patriotic film that was made to encourage ... More


Hamlet: A Short Film, 1900

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Sarah Bernhardt's appearance in the 1900 short film Hamlet. Part of Paul Decauville's program for the Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre at the Paris Exposition, Bernhardt's film featured the ... More


Conclusion: A Little Too Much Is Enough for Me

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book has explored Sarah Bernhardt's films in an attempt to recuperate a cinema that has been lost to us, not materially but perceptually. Through an analysis of Bernhardt's films, it has ... More


Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Victoria Duckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most famous theater actress of the nineteenth century, Sarah Bernhardt enjoyed a surprising renaissance when the 1912 multi-reel film Queen Elizabeth brought her international acclaim. The ... More


Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Judaism

Beth Abelson Macleod

in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role that Judaism played in Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and career. It begins by summarizing the experiences of nineteenth-century European musicians of Jewish heritage ... More


Switzerland to Paris to New York

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 discusses the transitional period between Negri's last contracted movie in Berlin and her voyage to America. The actress spends much of that time in Switzerland, gracing parties and social ... More


Reform It Altogether: Hamlet, 1900–1980

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The 20th century ushered in a reform of Shakespearean staging that emphasized minimal scenery, rapid movement, and everything that the 19th-century stage was not. William Poel was an early reformer, ... More


Juno and the Paycock, Murder!, Mary, Elstree Calling, The Skin Game

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

After the success of Blackmail, Hitchcock was tasked with filming successful plays like Juno and the Paycock (1930) by Seán O’Casey and The Skin Game (1931) by John Galsworthy, and neither of these ... More


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