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Author Wojczuk, Tana, author.

Title Lady Romeo : the radical and revolutionary life of Charlotte Cushman, America's first celebrity / Tana Wojczuk.

Publication Info. New York : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.028 Cushman,C WOJ    Available
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Edition First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Description viii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index.
Contents The first disaster -- Quest -- Transformation -- The star of the bowery -- American genius -- Gypsy queen -- Descent into Five Points -- First love -- Enemies abroad -- Lady Romeo -- The greatest American actress -- Rome -- The coming storm -- Civil wars -- Villa Cushman -- Contrary winds.
Summary From the very beginning, she was a radical. At age nineteen, Charlotte Cushman, America's beloved actress and the country's first true celebrity, left her life, and countless suitors, behind to make it as a Shakespearean actress. After revolutionizing the role of Lady Macbeth in front of many adoring fans, she went on the road, performing in cities across a dividing America and building her fame. She was everywhere. And yet, her name has faded in the shadows of history. . . Now, for the first time in decades, Cushman's story comes to full and brilliant life in this definitive, exhilarating, and enlightening biography of the 19th-century icon. With rarely seen letters, Wojczuk reconstructs the formative years of Cushman's life, set against the excitement and drama of New York City in the 1800s, featuring a cast of luminaries and revolutionaries that changed the cultural landscape of America forever. . .
Subject Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Lesbian actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Theater -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Radical and revolutionary life of Charlotte Cushman, America's first celebrity
ISBN 9781501199523 (hardcover)
1501199528 (hardcover)

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