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SARDOU Victorien - Autograph Letter Signed producing a play with Bernhardt

  • £110.00

Victorien SARDOU (1831-1908)

Autograph Letter Signed (“V Sardou”) to an unidentified correspondent, possibly the director of a theatre, suggesting that they should produce Fedora with Sarah Bernhardt.

1 page 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, n.p., n.d.                  

Trans: “. . . You are right about Fedora that would be better than a new play. . . Do you want Sarah to play Fedora if Garnier does not have a part? It is Sarah, that is to say Garnier, who runs everything today in this madhouse . . .

Sardou’s 1882 play Fedora proved a great success for Sarah Bernhardt. Like his later play, La Tosca, it was the basis for an opera, though sadly without quite the same success as Tosca.

The hand is difficult to read at times, and the name Garnier in the text is open to question. However, there is a record of an actor named Garnier who had worked with Bernhardt, for whom she later developed a deep aversion.

The letter is very slightly dusty, and there is a stain near the signature, but the letter is otherwise in good condition.


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