Exploring the History of Theater - in One Amazing City
July 09, 2021
13. Forrest of Philadelphia, Part One

We follow Philadelphia's own great tragedian Edwin Forrest from birth, through his early years, to his initial success.

We begin to explore the story of Philadelphia's own Edwin Forrest, the first great star of the American Stage! We follow him from birth, through his early years, to his initial success. 

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