Tag: Sarah Bernhardt

She’s Bernhardt, She’s Hamlet, and She Wears the Pants

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, September 26, 2018.] A search for an absent father and finding solace on the stage are both captured beautifully in Teresa Rebeck’s new play Bernhardt/Hamlet. The problem is, there’s more to the play. A lot more. Actress Sarah Bernhardt — born in 1844 to a Dutch courtesan, died in 1923,

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He’s the Bawdiest Cleopatra of the Century

[article originally published at TDF Stages, March 30, 2016.] Last year, Charles Busch considered walking away from playwriting. Fortunately for fans of the writer, performer, director, and drag legend, the impulse didn’t stick. Just before the onset of rehearsals for Cleopatra, his latest creation, he says, “I was retired from the stage about a year

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