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"Miss Cushman's Romeo", Era, June 21, 1846

1846. The Era. Shakespeare Second Class.pdf
This article is a detailed review of Charlotte Cushman's performance as Romeo. The critic expresses his dislike for the performance and deems it far from satisfactory. Cushman is criticized for failing to embody the youth and character of Romeo…

"The Theatres", The Era, Jan 4, 1846

1846. The Era. Romeo Performance.pdf
This is a long, detailed review of Charlotte and Susan Cushman's performance of Romeo and Julietat the Haymarket Theatre in London. The review contains high praise of Charlotte Cushman and her talents as an actress and the Cushman sisters' appearance…

"The Miss Cushmans", People's Journal, Vol 2, July 18, 1846

1846. People's Journal vol. 2. Biography.pdf
In this biographical article, Mary Howitt recounts events from Charlotte Cushman's life and emphasizes her personal virtues, her talent on stage and the struggles she faced in her career. She describes Cushman's long and painful struggle to success,…

Criticism of Cushman's Performance as Romeo, May 29, 1847

1847. Fletcher_ Studies of Shakespeare.pdf
Article or chapter that is dismissive of the Cushman sisters performing Romeo and Juliet; The article describes the 1845 performance as "disgustingly monstrous grossness of such a perversion" by the "transatlantic sisters." Without mentioning their…

Athenaeum, Cushman Mentions, Jan-June 1845 (Vol. 1)

1845. Athenaeum v.1 - Omeka.pdf
Excerpts from the Athenaeum issues from the first half of 1845, which mention Charlotte Cushman;The passage praise Cushman as a versatile genius on stage despite at times gender-bending practices. The first volume of 1845 shows how the British press…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt Jackson, Oct 26, 1869

Charlotte Cushman is currently recovering from her surgery. She is allowed to travel again and Emma Crow Cushman is in charge of finding a place to stay on the journey.For transcripts, please visit Colorado College.

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt Jackson, June 27, [1869?]

Charlotte Cushman is currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. She is surrounded by her friends and with Emma Stebbins.For transcripts, please visit Colorado College.

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mary Cushman, April 17, 1845

CCP 1, 26-27, CC to mother 1845, April 17 (disapproval) - OV Omeka.pdf
The letter discusses an incident of "beastly conduct of a woman" who Charlotte once defended and called her "intimate friend." Charlotte fears being "implicated by any misrepresentation of hers." Charlotte hopes that her mother's "account was a…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Grace Greenwood, July 9, 1852

DMR CC to Greenwood, 1852 July 9.pdf
Charlotte Cushman tells Grace Greenwood about a quarrel with a friend of Hays who thinks that Cushman "stole" Hays from her. At the moment, Grace Greenwood is with Hays but Charlotte will return to them soon. She informs Grace about her travel plans…

"Grace Greenwood in Italy," New Hampshire Statesman, Apr 16, 1853

1853. Home Journal. Greenwood on Roma - Gossip about her Love Life..pdf
The article includes an excerpt from a "private letter" and remarkes that, in London, Greenwood "was the frequent guest of eminent literary and noble personages, her sketches of whom have added much to the value of her letters." Rumors about her love…