Victorien Sardou

Paris, France, 1831–1908 (Author)

Victorien Sardou (1831–1908) was a French dramatist. In 1884, he created his first historical drama, Théodora, based on Byzantine sources, especially Procopius’s sixth-century Secret History (Ἀπόκρυφη Ἱστορία), translated into French in 1856. Many of Sardou’s later plays, including Théodora, were envisioned for the actress Sarah Bernhardt to play the lead role.

Victorien Sardou (1831–1908) Victorien Sardou (1831–1908)