theatre de la renaissance

Poster advertising Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux Camelias) with Sarah Bernhardt, 1896. Theatre de la Renaissance. Art by Alphonse Mucha.

Against the backcloth of a starry night sky, Alexandre Dumas’ Lady of the Camellias, played by Bernhardt, appears “shrouded in an airy white gown, lost in the ecstasy of her passion,” as a contemporary critic put it.