In A Human Moment

Miscellany from the 19th century

The Divine Sarah at a Séance: 1892

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

sarah bernhardt in coffin

BERNHARDT RAGES AT A SPOOK SÉANCE

Not Being Able to Understand How Spirits Are Materialized She Denounces Members of Her Company as Confederates

DRAMATIC DISPLAY OF TEMPER

Darmont, Her Leading Man, Locked the Medium in the Cabinet, but the Actress Said He Had Been Duped.

VERY QUEER MANIFESTATIONS

Scientific Frenchmen Engineered the “Circle,” Which Broke up in Something Very Much Resembling a Row.

Mme. Sarah Bernhardt began by being an ordinary spectator at a spiritualistic séance on Thursday night, but before the close she was the “star performer,” and every one else, including the medium, the members of her company, the French scientific men present and perhaps the spirits, sank into insignificance when she stalked up and down the room in tragic rage.

Those who had the pleasure of witnessing her outbursts declare that they excelled anything she had done the previous evening in “Leah the Forsaken.” She was not…

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