What is very remarkable to see is the
poster that we are showing (by kind courtesy of the owner).
This poster was bought 50 years ago. The title of the poster
is "Theatre de la Renaissance. In a circle (outer ring)
is written 'Sarah Bernardt'. Sarah Bernardt (1844-1923) was
one of the greatest stage actresses of her time. She is still
to be considered to be the greatest legend of the French theatre
of all times. Not only did she perform in Paris, where a theatre
was named after her, but she also performed in London, New
York and Amsterdam. In America the world famous writer Mark
Twain said: "There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses,
fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses - and then
there is Sarah Bernhardt."
In 1897 she acted in the play 'La Samaritaine', she played
'Photine'. The title of this play refers to the Bible, to
the Samaritan woman. That is why God's name is written in
Hebrew, inside the circle.
We also include a picture of Sarah Bernardt...