Lapham’s Quarterly: Charlotte Cushman, A Very Dangerous Young Man

I’m excited to have a new piece published online at Lapham’s Quarterly‘s Roundtable as part of their special “Celebrity” issue. It is a short essay about the real model for the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park: an actress named Charlotte Cushman, who played men’s roles and was known for being a “very dangerous young man.”

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