Bernhardt/Hamlet

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Bernhardt/Hamlet

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  5f, 8m

Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.

Photography by Joan Marcus

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary
Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.
Cast Attributes
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Time Period 1900-1910
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

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" ...so clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts." - The New York Times

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  • Janet McTeer in Bernhardt/Hamlet

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  • Bernhardt/Hamlet

    Credit: Joan Marcus

  • Bernhardt/Hamlet

    Credit: Joan Marcus

  • Bernhardt/Hamlet

    Credit: Joan Marcus

  • Bernhardt/Hamlet

    Credit: © Justin “Squigs” Robertson

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Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeckis a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The ...
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