Charlotte Cushman's many male roles
While she was walking lady at the New York Park Theatre 1837-40 she played many male characters with success and she was credited with a great liking for them. Before that even she was known as a very good Count Bilino in the opera "The Devil's Bridge," which is a reminder that she heran her career as an opera singer, and abandoned ! that profession only when she lost her sing- ing voice. And she bad also played Romeo Id those early days.