All posts tagged "Civil War"

Adah at History.net



Adah Menken took History.net by storm. “Entertainment is a sadly neglected aspect of America’s Civil War. Its outstanding performer was Adah Isaacs Menken, aka “The Naked Lady,” whose life, celebrity, and writing epitomize the inner tensions of a war that…

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Adah Menken at HistoryNet.com



HistoryNet.com September/2011 by Michael Foster and Barbara Foster John Smith, who managed Albany’s Green Street Theater, titled himself captain though the only campaign he ever fought was in publicity. By June 1861 eleven southern states had seceded and formed the…

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Chicago Stage Style Review



Joe Stead has enjoyed a lifelong passion for the theatre, which has involved acting, directing, producing, designing and reviewing since 1984.  He served as founder, producer and Artistic Director of Curtain Up Productions in Baltimore, Maryland and Four Star Players…

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A Dangerous Woman Visits Long Branch, New Jersey



A Dangerous Woman Visits Long Branch, New Jersey During the Civil War—in “Yesteryear” by author Sharon Hazard Her scantily-clad stage appearances earned her stardom and with it all of the troubles attached. . . Northern and southern sympathizers alike literally ate…

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A Dangerous Woman: The Book Venue



A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves, and Scandals of Adah Isaccs Menken (1835 – 1868) – America’s Original Superstar (Lyons Press, 2/2011). “Adah Isaacs Menken was as American as ambition, as human as sex, as transcendent as love.” America’s first…

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