Edgar and Anna

“In June 1846 Edgar Allan Poe published a magazine profile, which was an expanded version of his previous review of Anna Cora Mowatt’s appearance in two plays at the Park Theatre in New York. His revised essay added appraisals of the actress’s well-known literary accomplishments.”
The Morning of the Débût, by Story of the Week, May 2, 2015

Anna Cora fanboy — Tracy Patch Cheever

“And so it seems that, when Cheever went to the theatre over the next few years, it was almost exclusively to see Mowatt perform. He saw her play Desdemona in May, 1853, and although he admitted that ‘she was not in her best voice,’ he still thought that ‘She looked more beautiful, if possible, than … ever before.’ But as happy as he was to see her again, there was a cloud looming over him: Mowatt was going to remarry.”
The Love Song of Tracy Patch Cheever, Part 2, by Mike Lueger, Abstract and Brief: A Theatre History Blog, February 9, 2015

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…passages he most admired, by quoting a few of his quotations. From Anna Cora Mowatt: Thine orbs are lustrous with a light Which ne’er illumes the eye Till heaven is bursting on the sight And earth is fleeting…
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Anna Cora Mowatt (1847-74)

ANNA CORA MOWATT (1847-74) U.S. playwright and actress, author of the satirical play Fashion. A precocious child she acted at the age of five…
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One of the names appearing on the slates was of Sargent’s friend Anna Cora Mowatt. Watkins believed his guiding spirit was… Alice Car(e)y. From Holland.
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today in women's herstory-5 march

…History 1723 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773) 1819: Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt born (author, playwright, public reader, actress) 1840: Constance Fenimore Woolson born (novelist, poet, short story writer)…
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Early American Women Writers

…husbands were either bankrupt or ill (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Anna Cora Mowatt); and some were unmarried and had to support themselves (Catherine Sedgwick). In addition, many taught or even ran their own…
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