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Liberty Gazette announces Shakespeare reading by Ada Bertha Théodore

October
08
1855

On this day in 1855, the Liberty Gazette carried an advertisement announcing that Ada Bertha Théodore would be giving readings of Shakespeare. As Adah Menken she went from poetry readings in Texas to a minor stage career in the South and on to fame and controversy for her daringly suggestive performance in Mazeppa; or The Wild Horse of Tartary on the city stages of the Midwest, the East Coast, and Europe.

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