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The Resource Seeing Sarah Bernhardt : performance and silent film, Victoria Duckett

Seeing Sarah Bernhardt : performance and silent film, Victoria Duckett

Label
Seeing Sarah Bernhardt : performance and silent film
Title
Seeing Sarah Bernhardt
Title remainder
performance and silent film
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Duckett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The most famous stage actress of the nineteenth century, Sarah Bernhardt enjoyed a surprising renaissance when the 1912 multi-reel film Queen Elizabeth brought her international acclaim. The triumph capped her already lengthy involvement with cinema while enabling the indefatigable actress to reinvent herself in an era of technological and generational change. Placing Bernhardt at the center of the industry's first two decades, Victoria Duckett challenges the perception of her as an anachronism unable to appreciate film's qualities. Instead, cinema's substitution of translated title cards for her melodic French deciphered Bernhardt for Anglo-American audiences. It also allowed the aging actress to appear in the kinds of longer dramas she could no longer physically sustain onstage. As Duckett shows, Bernhardt contributed far more than star quality. Her theatrical practice on film influenced how the young medium changed the visual and performing arts. Her promoting of experimentation, meanwhile, shaped the ways audiences looked at and understood early cinema. A leading-edge reappraisal of a watershed era, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt tells the story of an icon who bridged two centuries--and changed the very act of watching film."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
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Duckett, Victoria
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women and film history international
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bernhardt, Sarah
  • Bernhardt, Sarah
  • Silent films
  • Motion picture industry
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Silent films
  • France
  • Drama
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
Label
Seeing Sarah Bernhardt : performance and silent film, Victoria Duckett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nullius in verba: acting on silent film -- Hamlet: a short film, 1900 -- Camille: the ladies of the camellias -- Queen Elizabeth: a moving picture, 1912 -- Sarah Bernhardt at home: cinema and the home, ca. 1915 -- Mothers of France: World War I, film, and propaganda -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn918594755
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252039669
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 821587
  • 22573/ctt16qqs18
  • d5a07575-9830-43af-8c3d-f4942f292ee7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918594755
Label
Seeing Sarah Bernhardt : performance and silent film, Victoria Duckett
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nullius in verba: acting on silent film -- Hamlet: a short film, 1900 -- Camille: the ladies of the camellias -- Queen Elizabeth: a moving picture, 1912 -- Sarah Bernhardt at home: cinema and the home, ca. 1915 -- Mothers of France: World War I, film, and propaganda -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn918594755
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252039669
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 821587
  • 22573/ctt16qqs18
  • d5a07575-9830-43af-8c3d-f4942f292ee7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918594755

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