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Historical Characters

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Here you'll find a listing which includes many of the characters AHT has interpreted.  We are always happy to consider the development of new or generic* characters, so please don't hesitate to ask. As you will notice, the list includes characters from American history as well as characters from our world history (which are also important to Americans).

Pre-18th Century

Galileo                            Christopher Columbus        William Penn
                                                                                                                                      
18th Century
Benjamin Franklin          General Washington          President Washington
Thomas Jefferson            John Adams                        Martha Washington
Francis Hopkinson          
James Madison                   Dolley Madison
Patrick Henry                  Alexander Hamilton          
Betsy Ross
Charles Willson Peale     Benjamin Banneker           Abigail Adams
James Wilson                   John Witherspoon               Haym Salomon
Dr. Benjamin Rush         James Forten                        Sarah Bache
Thomas Paine                  John Paul Jones                   Anne Bonny (pirate)
General Von Steuben     Oney Judge (GW slave)     Molly Pitcher
Ichabod Crane                 Lewis & Clark                     Gen Sir William Howe
William Livingston         Hercules (G. Washington's cook)

19th & 20th Century

Harriet Tubman                Abraham Lincoln            Berthe Morisot
Lucretia Mott                     Susan B. Anthony           Robert E. Lee 
Frederick Douglass           Dorothy Parker               Annie Oakley 
Edgar Allen  Poe               Sherlock Holmes             Thomas Edison
Elizabeth Cady Stanton   Charles Lindbergh          Alice Paul
Paul Laurence Dunbar     General George Meade  W.C. Fields
Horatio Alger                     Amelia Earhart                 Sojourner Truth
Eleanor Roosevelt

*Generic Character:  A composite of personality  traits and personal exploits combined into one fictional character, created from historical information.  At the American Historical Theatre we  specialize in the creation of customized generic characters and scripts. 

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