Program Details

Sarah Bernhardt

Terryl Lawrence
History / Storytelling
Video Catch-up

Course Description

The sensational story of "The Divine Sarah." She was a great lady of the theater who was celebrated in both Europe and America. Her flamboyant and extravagant style embraced the late nineteenth-century obsession with sexuality and death. Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse Lautrec, Rene Lalique, and Paul Nadar delighted in her persona and created highly original works of art to honor her. This talk will present biographical information, notorious tales, film clips, and beautiful images of the works of art inspired by Miss Bernhardt.

About the Instructor

  • Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D. earned her doctorate in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the Humanities. She currently teaches Art History at Palm Beach State College and is a published writer.