November 13, 1849 (Tuesday)

Delightful day.

Went to see Charlotte Cushman perform “Henry the Eighth” this evening.  The play is not equal to some others.

As usual the house was crowded from parquette to dome.

Charlotte Cushman, who had been convinced to extend her stay in Philadelphia “owing to unprecedented success” for six additional nights and who had played Lady Macbeth the previous night (with Senator Henry Clay (1777–1852) in the audience), played Queen Catherine in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Philadelphia Inquirer, November 13, 1849, page 3, col. 4.


“Amusements.” Philadelphia Inquirer. November 12, 1849, 2.

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