This Is Love

A painting of Charlotte Cushman. She looks away and doesn’t smile. She is wearing a white shirt, dark jacket and a large, floppy bow tie. It is red. Her long, dark hair has been arranged in buns by her ears. The background is painted a warm brown color.

Episode 86: Charlotte as Romeo

Episode #86

2024-03-20 05:00:03


When Charlotte Cushman arrived in England, she was heartbroken. But she began looking for work as an actor. There was one part she really wanted: Romeo.

Tana Wojczuk’s book is Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity.