Winter Book Club - Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb

Saturday, February 25
11 a.m.
Members: $20, Public: $25   Buy tickets

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Facilitated by Marissa Fenley, University of Chicago, Dept. of English Language and Literature, PhD Candidate

Inspired by our L’Affichomania exhibition, our winter book club delves into the life of Sarah Bernhardt, the daughter of a courtesan who transformed herself into one of the most famous stage actresses who ever lived, as well as a national icon of France. Ms. Fenley will lead a discussion on Bernhardt’s avant-garde performance style and its influence on the culture of the period, as well as her transition from stage to screen and eventual role as an international cultural icon. Light refreshments will be provided. The book is available for purchase from the Museum Store.

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