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.