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

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Title

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

Subject

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Muspratt, Susan Cushman, 1822-1859

Description

This is a long, detailed review of Charlotte and Susan Cushman's performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Haymarket Theatre in London. The review contains high praise of Charlotte Cushman and her talents as an actress and the Cushman sisters' appearance in London is dubbed as the most exciting event in recent times. It reports that the performance garnered a large audience, firstly because of the appraisals and fame that the Cushman sisters had already achieved from their earlier performances in Oxford-Street, and secondly because of the "double-novelty" of a woman playing the part of Romeo. Her voice, enunciation and passionate performance is praised, but she is criticized for her performance being influenced by William Macready. The article declares that she would be immensely successful on stage in England. It ends, however, with the observation that she is in need of the "grace and the gait of the feminine", even though her "masculine 'physique'" allows her to perform roles of women who engage in activities of the "sterner sex".

Credit

The British Library NewspapersGale Digital Collections

Source

The Era

Publisher

Unknown Publisher

Date

1846-01-04

Type

Reference

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Provenance

Archive

Gale Primary Sources

Location

London, England

Geocode (Latitude)

51.5073219

Geocode (Longitude)

-0.1276474

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Citation

“"The Theatres", The Era, Jan 4, 1846,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed January 23, 2021, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/559.

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