The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman

Opened Mar 10, 2011
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Celebrate Women's History Month at the Venus Theatre with the first of three performances in the fortheloveof...her-story series. The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876) is the tour de force portrayal of the "farewell performance" of the famed Victorian stage actress, Charlotte Cushman, said to be one of the most famous women in the English-speaking world! After a long and glorious career and noted for her roles in female and male Shakespearean roles as well as her numerous "romantic friendships" with women, Charlotte regales the audience with moving and, sometimes, hilarious scenes from Hamlet, Oliver Twist and the notoriously bad melodrama Guy Mannering, interspersed with anecdotes about her family, life in the theatre and the romantic intrigues in her circle of friends.

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