life of the country,[Pg 157] the repose from the world, the knowledge that autograph hunters and reporters cannot waylay her, and in the country she ceases to be an actress and can enjoy being a woman.
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Madame Bernhardt will ever be associated in my mind with a night spent at 杭州会所论坛 a theatre behind a French claque. That claque was terrible, but the actress was so wonderful I almost forgot its existence, and sat rapt in admiration of her first night of Hamlet.
Till quite lately there was a terrible institution in France known as the claque, nothing more 杭州足疗店正规吗 or less than a paid body of men whose duty it was to applaud actors and actresses at certain points duly marked in their play-books.
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