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McHistory: Bloomington Dramaturge Explored Gender Roles

America's most successful woman playwright is all but unknown today.

In this episode of McHistory we hear excerpts from a newspaper interview with this actor, director, playwright, and producer of comedies of manners after going to Illinois State Normal University and starting her own elocution school in Bloomington.

The works of Rachel Crothers are undergoing a revival of sorts with new stage productions in recent years. The plays of this independent woman are also being republished.

McHistory is a co-production of GLT and the McLean County Museum of History. This episode included the voices of Librarian Bill Kemp and Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibits Susan Hartzold and was produced by GLT's Charlie Schlenker.

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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.