Charlotte Cushman, Cross-Dressing Tragedienne of the 19th Century

Charlotte Cushman, considered the greatest actress in America during the mid-19th century, played both male and female dramatic roles. She did it on stage and in real life. She carried on a series of romances with other women. She and one partner dressed alike and lived as a couple for 10 years in Europe. In … Continue reading Charlotte Cushman, Cross-Dressing Tragedienne of the 19th Century