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The Very Creature of Excitement - The Woman Abraham Lincoln fell in love with - and never fell out

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Take a closer look at a woman who has often been maligned and misunderstood - the high spirited, clever and charming Mary Todd Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln is portrayed by Laurie Gaulke. Laurie offers an intimate portrayal of a women whose eccentricities, intelligence and political skills propelled her out of the traditional womanly sphere and into unrelenting criticism of Victorian America.  

Laurie is an actress/storyteller specializing in creating historical portrayals of REAL women with REAL stories to tell..  Using primary sources (diaries, letters, journals) whenever possible, she strives to present each character in a historically, culturally and socially accurate manner


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