Sept. 10, 2021

Episode 16: Fanny Kemble, Part One

Episode 16: Fanny Kemble, Part One

Fanny Kemble and her father Charles Kemble, representatives of the most famous English theatrical family of their day, appeared at both the Chestnut Street Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia in the early 1830s, during their tour of America. Though Charles was a star himself, it was the beautiful and vivacious Fanny that audiences really came to see. Her performances would help to change the role of women on the American stage, and her stay in Philadelphia would have a transformative effect on her own life story, as well.

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