Coverart for item
The Resource Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever, Peter Rader

Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever, Peter Rader

Label
Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever
Title
Playing to the gods
Title remainder
Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rader
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Audiences across Europe and the Americas clamored to see the divine Sarah Bernhardt swoon--and she gave them their money's worth. The world's first superstar, she traveled with a chimpanzee named Darwin and a pet alligator that drank champagne, shamelessly supplementing her income by endorsing aperitifs and beef bouillon, and spreading rumors that she slept in a coffin to better understand the macabre heroines she played. Eleonora Duse shied away from the spotlight. Born to a penniless family of itinerant troubadours, she disappeared into the characters she portrayed--channeling their spirits, she claimed. Her new, natural style of acting revolutionized the theater, and earned her the ire of Sarah Bernhardt in what would become the most tumultuous theatrical showdown of the nineteenth century. Bernhardt and Duse seduced each other's lovers, stole each other's favorite playwrights, and took to the world's stages to outperform their rival in her most iconic roles. A scandalous, enormously entertaining history full of high drama and low blows, Playing to the Gods is the page-turning account of the feud that changed theater forever."--Dust jacket
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685289
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rader, Peter
Dewey number
  • 792.02/80922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2205
LC item number
.B47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bernhardt, Sarah
  • Duse, Eleonora
  • Actresses
  • Theater
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever
Label
Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever, Peter Rader
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sarah Bernhardt -- Eleonora Duse
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476738376
Lccn
2017046516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006810622
  • (OCoLC)1006810622
Label
Playing to the gods : Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the rivalry that changed acting forever, Peter Rader
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sarah Bernhardt -- Eleonora Duse
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476738376
Lccn
2017046516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006810622
  • (OCoLC)1006810622

Library Locations

    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
Processing Feedback ...