Charlotte Cushman

World-Famous 19th Century Actor

This week, Dawn Alden brings us the story of Charlotte Cushman: “a lady universally acknowledged as the greatest living tragic actress.” Charlotte’s acting prowess eclipsed that of her male counterparts in the 19th century, and in fact – she often replaced them, playing many pants roles even better than the men that came before her! Listen in to the amazing story of how Charlotte navigates out of poverty, onto the stages, and into the international spotlight with her personal baggage in tow!