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