Sarah Bernhardt Research Paper

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Sarah Bernhardt was born on October 22, 1844 in Paris, France. She never knew her father, but she did know that he was a Parisian who never married her mother. Sarah was the illegitimate daughter of Julie Bernard. She is a Dutch courtesan who had established herself in Paris. When Sarah was young she wanted to become a nun, but one of her mother’s lovers who is Napoleon III’s half brother, decided that she should be an actress. When she was 16, arranged for her to enter the Paris Conservatoire, the government-sponsored school of acting. She was not considered a promising student, and, although she revered some of her teachers, she regarded the Conservatoire’s methods as antiquated. Sarah Bernhardt left the Conservatoire in 1862 but was accepted
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