Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt by Mildred Allen Butler
Approx. 50,880 words.
Published on April 16, 2011 by
Ad Stellae Books.
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.