Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Sarah

Zoe Caldwell portrays "Sarah" Bernhardt (1844-1923), who, at age 68, reminisces about her tumultuous career with the Comedie Francaise; her tours of Russia and North America; her skirmishes with the press; and her disastrous marriage to the morphine-addicted diplomat Jacques Damala (Jean Leclerc). Edward Jarrett: Donald Davis. Agar: Dawn Greenhaigh. Maurice: Thomas Hauff.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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