Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse were two of the most prominent and influential actresses of their time, both known for their exceptional talent and contributions to the world of theater. Both left a lasting legacy in the world of theater and acted as trailblazers for actresses in their time. They had different styles and approaches to acting, but they both made substantial contributions to the art of performance and continue to be celebrated for their work.
In the series:
Dec. 5: Operatic rivals. Bellini Norma, Donizetti Maria Stuarda, Verdi Aida, Ponchielli La Gioconda, Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur
Dec. 12: Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse – who was the greatest actress?
Dec. 19: Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Who was the best Designer?
Jan. 2: Nellie Melba and her enemies. Peach Melba was created in her honour – but she was no peach!