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When Romeo was a woman : Charlotte Cushman and her circle of female spectators

Author: Lisa Merrill
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
Series: Triangulations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the height of her career, actress Charlotte Cushman was one of the most famous women in the English-speaking world. Cushman challenged Victorian notions of gender in her stage portrayals of male characters and of strong, androgynous female characters. Offstage, she was a powerful businesswoman who supported her family, women lovers, and friends. Biographer Merrill examines Cushman's correspondence to shed new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merrill, Lisa.
When Romeo was a woman.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)653038953
Named Person: Charlotte Cushman; Charlotte Cushman; Charlotte Cushman, Schauspielerin.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Merrill
ISBN: 0472107992 9780472107995
OCLC Number: 39733173
Description: xxv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Crossings : passion embodied and remembered --
The hero in the family and on the stage --
"Is such love wrong?" --
Embodying strong( -minded) women : the shapes Charlotte Cushman wore onstage --
Wearing the breeches : Charlotte Cushman's male roles --
Scribbling circles and strange sympathies : Charlotte Cushman's London circle of lovers and friends --
Building a community : Charlotte Cushman's Roman salon --
The Sapphic family --
The backlash and beyond.
Series Title: Triangulations.
Responsibility: Lisa Merrill.
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Examines the life of the androgynous nineteenth-century American actress and her work on the Anglo-American stage  Read more...

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