Fédora (play)

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Sarah Bernhardt in Fédora
"Fédora" redirects here. For the opera adapted from this play, see Fedora (opera).

Fédora is a play by the French author Victorien Sardou. The first production in 1882 starred Sarah Bernhardt in the title role of Princess Fédora Romanoff. She wore a soft felt hat in that role which was soon a popular fashion for women; the hat became known as a Fedora.[1]

The play was turned into an opera, Fedora, by Umberto Giordano in 1898. In 1916 it was adapted into the Hungarian film White Nights, directed by Alexander Korda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marciano, John Bemelmans. 2009. Anonyponymous: the forgotten people behind everyday words. New York: Bloomsbury USA. p. 65. ISBN 9781596916531