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  Edwin Booth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After Lincoln's assassination, the infamy associated with the Booth name forced Booth to abandon the stage for many months, a period dramatized in the 1955 Richard Burton movie Prince of Players, which was adapted from the biography of the same name by Eleanor Ruggles (ISBN 0-8371-6529-6).
The panic of 1873 caused the bankruptcy of the Booth Theatre in 1874.
Booth was married to Mary Devlin from 1860 to 1863, the year of her death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edwin_Booth   (681 words)

 Edwin Booth (1833-1893)
BOOTH, EDWIN [THOMAS] (1833-1893), American actor, was the second son of Junius Brutus Booth, and was born in Belair, Maryland, on the 13th of November 1833.
Edwin Booth's first appearance in New York was in the character of Wilford in The Iron Chest, which he played at the National theatre in Chatham Street, on the 27th of September 1850.
Edwin Booth did not reappear on the stage until the 3rd of January 1866, when he played Hamlet at the Winter Garden theatre, the audience showing by unstinted applause their conviction that the glory of the one brother would never be imperilled by the infamy of the other.
www.theatrehistory.com /american/booth001.html   (963 words)

 Junius Brutus Booth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Booth gained national renown with his performance in the title role of Richard III in 1817 at the Covent Garden Theatre.
Booth and Mary Ann (to whom he claimed to be married) settled near Bel Air, Maryland in a farmhouse which Booth later remodelled and named "Tudor Hall." He then embarked upon a thirty-year acting career that made him famous throughout the country.
Booth traveled to such cities as Baltimore, Boston and New York; he was particularly acclaimed in New Orleans due to his ability to perform in French.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Junius_Brutus_Booth   (486 words)

 Edwin Booth - MSN Encarta
Edwin Thomas Booth (1833-1893), American actor and theater manager, best known for his portrayal of the lead role in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and who is generally considered one of the finest tragic actors of the American stage.
Son of the English actor Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin Thomas Booth was born in Bel Air, Maryland.
In 1861 Booth made his debut in England, and he later became one of the leading figures on the New York City stage.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561823/Booth_Edwin_Thomas.html   (247 words)

Young Edwin's first exposure to the life of the theatre was from backstage --the dressing rooms, rooming houses, and taverns from which he would often have to rescue the wayward patriarch of the Booth acting clan.
Booth and Henry Irving in "Othello" in 1881.
Edwin proved a tremendous success, and American theatrical history was made, launching the pale, slight, intense-looking young man on one of the greatest stage careers ever.
www.theplayersnyc.org /boothbio.html   (1035 words)

 Newspaper Article: Edwin Booth -- Lawrence Barrett
Booth's Iago is a something to be seen, but not to be described.
Edwin Booth was born near Baltimore, Md. November 13, 1833.
Booth had invested all his means prevented ultimate pecuniary success, and the theatre, although it still bears his name, passed from his hands.
www.richmondthenandnow.com /Newspaper-Articles/Booth-Barrett.html   (1076 words)

 Amazing Journey
Edwin Booth, born in Maryland, was one of ten children of prominent British actor Junius Brutus Booth, Sr.
Philippou has been "mining" the story of Edwin Booth and the cult of modern celebrity with Cerveris and Svich through about 15 edits over the past two years, gradually distilling the story from what Cerveris says was quite literally a "two-foot high stack" of raw material.
The photographs were significant not only because they portrayed Booth as Booth, but because they signified the arrival of this illegitimate son of a drunken thespian into the celebrity ranks of the Brady-photographed elite, anointed by contemporary media to the status of prominent politicians and famous generals.
www.amazing-journey.com /regional_boothvariations_article_brooklynrail.htm   (1655 words)

 Edwin T. Booth Papers, 1860-1874
Edwin Thomas Booth (1833-1893) was born to the stage.
Edwin Booth toured with his father's company and gained a world-wide reputation as a tragedian actor.
Signatures and notes of Agnes Booth, wife of Junius B. Booth Jr., and performer in both La Femme de Feu and Cleopatra, along with those of her son, Sydney, appear on many of the scripts and prompt books.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /holland/masc/finders/cg587.htm   (710 words)

 Booth, Edwin
Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852), an English actor who emigrated to the United States in 1821.
Edwin was born on the Booth farm near BelAir Maryland.
Edwin Booth stayed in the west and toured the mining towns and acted in his brother's company in San Francisco.
www.lib.rochester.edu /index.cfm?page=798   (476 words)

 The Hampden-Booth Theatre Library
Left originally by the famous American actor Edwin Booth as a resource for young stage actors in the profession, the library today is open to researchers who can demonstrate a need to use PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL and/or rare SECONDARY MATERIAL in their work.
The life-sized portrait of Edwin Booth as Cardinal Richelieu by John Collier hangs among portraits of Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres in Sheridan’s The Rivals by John W. Alexander; William E. Burton by Thomas Nast; Walter Hampden as Cyrano de Bergerac by Truman Fassett and John Barrymore by John Decker.
Edwin Forrest’s tomahawk from Metamora and the staff Charlotte Cushman used as Meg Merrilies are among a plethora of mementos, properties, jewelry and curios used by Sarah Bernhardt, Henry Irving, Eva La Gallienne, Richard Mansfield, Helena Modjeska, Ada Rehan, Tomasso Salvini and Ellen Terry.
www.hampden-booth.org   (1213 words)

 Ammerman writes, performs play about Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Edwin Booth's theatrical reputation has been overshadowed by Lincoln's assassination and the infamy it created for John Wilkes.
Even though that notoriety forever hounded Edwin Booth--he retreated to a brief retirement during the mood of national mourning and after receiving death threats--he remained popular and is considered one of the greatest tragedians and the pioneer of naturalistic acting in America.
Edwin refused to speak publicly of his brother after Lincoln's death, but it appears that he could never truly free himself of his family ties.
www.emory.edu /EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/1999/January/erjanuary.11/1_11_99booth.html   (487 words)

 New York City - Edwin Booth Memorial
Booth conceived the idea that the intermingling of players with men of kindred arts—writers, artists, sculptors, architects, musicians—would broaden their vision and give them a deeper knowledge of human motive and human action.
The memorial is a fine representation of Booth in his favorite role of Hamlet when he was about the age of thirty-five, and to people who remember him in his incomparable impersonation of this character the statue has a strangely fascinating interest.
We may apply to Edwin Booth the praise which was given to Shakespeare as an actor by one of his contemporaries : he was excellent in the quality he professed.
www.oldandsold.com /articles14/new-york-63.shtml   (1228 words)

 BookRags: Edwin Booth Biography
Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was one of America's greatest tragic actors, introducing into his characterizations an artistic sensitivity and completeness that replaced the bombast of earlier times.
Booth modestly continued his training in a variety of major and minor roles, first in California and later in the South.
Booth had earlier made a gift of his home to the acting profession, and it was there, at the Players Club in New York City, that he died.
www.bookrags.com /biography/edwin-booth   (467 words)

 Edwin Booth (1833-1893)
It was that which made him the true image of Shakespeare's thought, in the glittering halls of Elsinore, on its midnight battlements, and in its lonely, wind-beaten place of graves.
Under the discipline of sorrow, and through "years that bring the philosophic mind," Booth drifted further and further away from things dark and terrible, whether in the possibilities of human life or in the world of imagination.
In all characters that evoked his essential spirit -- in characters which rest on spiritualised intellect, or on sensibility to fragile loveliness, the joy that is unattainable, the glory that fades, and the beauty that perishes -- he was peerless.
www.theatredatabase.com /19th_century/edwin_booth_001.html   (548 words)

 Booth and Lincoln
Because of this, Edwin Booth was invited to give a command performance in the White House and forever after was a Lincoln sympathizer, even though he had been raised in the South.
What I find odd is that Asia Booth Clarke, Edwin's sister, makes no reference to the story at all in her biography of her brother which she wrote as part of a series of bios on great American actors.
It may be that Edwin never told her the story, or that she decided not to include it as a snub for the treatment the family underwent following the assassination.
wesclark.com /jw/booth_and_lincoln.html   (997 words)

 Shattuck / The Hamlet of Edwin Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Booth, to a majority of us, is Hamlet," stated a reviewer in 1870.
Booth's Hamlet became a national institution, a legend.
Charles Shattuck here presents the complete life of eh Hamlet role as Booth played it from 1852, when his famous father told him he looked like Hamlet, to his weary farewell matinee in Brooklyn in 1891.
www.press.uillinois.edu /pre95/0-252-00019-6.html   (94 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In fact, the ultimate irony is that the Booths' reputation as tragedians-the brothers were part of a prestigious theatrical family-and the plays they performed reflected the kinds of personal lives they confronted.
Edwin Booth's theatrical reputation in history has been overshadowed by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the infamy it created for John Wilkes.
Even though that infamy forever hounded Edwin Booth, after a brief retirement forced by death threats and the mood of national mourning, he remained popular and is considered one of the greatest tragedians and the pioneer of naturalistic acting in America, according to Briggs.
www.emory.edu /WELCOME/journcontents/archive/art/booth.html   (560 words)

 The Infography about Edwin Booth (1833-1893)
Shattuck, Charles H. The Hamlet of Edwin Booth.
Edwin Booth's Performances: The Mary Isabella Stone Commentaries.
Edwin Booth: Recollections by His Daughter and Letters to Her and to His Friends.
www.infography.com /content/308012376682.html   (279 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Edwin was educated in the local private school and also went with his father on theatrical tours from the age of thirteen.
Booth's management of the Winter Garden was interrupted by his brother 's assassination of Lincoln in April 1865 John Wilkes Booth.
Booth 's final performance was in the play Hamlet on April 4, 1881.
www.howard.k12.md.us /lisbon/edwinbooth.html   (235 words)

 John Wilkes Booth: A Brutus Of His Age
Edwin offered one condition: that Wilkes no longer hide behind an illegitimate name, but come out fighting and give the world all he had.
Edwin, writing to older brother, Junius, who was a theater entrepreneur in the West, told him, "I don’t think (our brother) will startle the world...but he is improving fast, and looks beautiful on the platform."
While riding the crest professionally, Wilkes straddled the political fence for a direction and, weighing the balance, came to the conclusion that the North was the bully.
www.crimelibrary.com /terrorists_spies/assassins/booth/6.html   (1169 words)

 BOOTH, EDWIN [THOMAS] ... - Online Information article about BOOTH, EDWIN [THOMAS] ...
Matthews, Edwin Booth contributed recollections of his father, which contain much valuable autobiographic material.
The Elder and the Younger Booth (Boston, 1882).
In 1864 Booth went to London and continued his services in tents and in the open air, and founded a body which was successively known as the East London Revival Society, the East London See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BLA_BOS/BOOTH_EDWIN_THOMAS_18331893_.html   (1983 words)

 New York Honors Edwin Booth
It seemed to the half a thousand persons who had gathered from far and near corners of Manhattan to do reverence to the memory of the foremost American actor that the little enfenced green oblong was a spot of sentiment in a wilderness of commerce.
Almost directly across the street is the gracious gray facade of the house that was Edwin's Booth home and which he gave to his own profession.
His grandson, Edwin Booth Grossman lifted his son, the actor's infant great grandson, in his arms, to look at the smiling bronze.
www.theatrehistory.com /american/booth002.html   (703 words)

 Edwin Thomas
The fact that Edwin's brother John took the role of Brutus was an eerie harbinger of what awaited the brothers-and the nation-two years hence.
Edwin was never the same after that night.
Edwin was awaiting his coach when a well dressed young man, pressed by the crowd, lost his footing and fell between the platform and a moving train.
www.sermonillustrator.org /illustrator/sermon3/edwin_thomas.htm   (474 words)

 §4. General Unconcern with Native Drama; Edwin Forrest; Charlotte Cushman; Edwin Booth; Lawrence Barrett. XVIII. ...
General Unconcern with Native Drama; Edwin Forrest; Charlotte Cushman; Edwin Booth; Lawrence Barrett.
Edwin Forrest (1806–1872) encouraged the Philadelphia group of writers, 2 but the topics chosen by Bird, Conrad, Stone, Smith, Miles, and Boker were largely in accord with English romantic models.
Stone’s Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags spoke the language of James Sheridan Knowles; Boker’s Francesca da Rimini reflected the accents of the Elizabethans.
www.bartleby.com /227/1104.html   (334 words)

 TheHistoryNet | Civil War Times | Edwin Booth Saved Robert Todd Lincoln's Life
Edwin Booth, born in 1833, was the second oldest of Junius Brutus Booth's three sons.
Edwin once wrote of his brother: "That he was insane on that one point [secession] no one who knew him well can doubt.
Edwin Booth, older brother of John Wilkes Booth and son of actor Junius Brutus Booth, was considered one of the great American Shakespearean actors of the 19th century.
www.historynet.com /magazines/civil_war_times/3033971.html   (1143 words)

 Research Magazine :: Spring 1996: The Other Booth
And if that weren't enough, renowned 19th century actor Edwin Booth endured the legacy left him by his brother: the infamous assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
For example, Ammerman wrote that Edwin's father died at the same time that he was starting to perform Hamlet.
Although it's very likely Edwin was performing the tragedy at the time of his father's death, by including this particular element in the play, he said it shows the parallel between Edwin's professional career and personal life.
www.ovpr.uga.edu /researchnews/96ws/booth.html   (754 words)

 Edwin B. Tilton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Taming of the West (1925) (as Edwin Booth Tilton)....
The House of Youth (1924) (as Edwin Booth Tilton)....
The Lincoln Highwayman (1919) (as Edwin Booth Tilton)....
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 The Booths Tour, I. Harford County
John Wilkes Booth is thought to be one of the audience members depicted in the painting, and indeed a young man with dark hair and a mustache appears in the mural.
It should also be noted that when Edwin Booth and John Sleeper Clarke made their appearance in the Bel Air Courthouse in August 1850, John Wilkes Booth was 12 years old.
Mahoney's fondness and respect for the Booth family were reflected in the collection of Booth items she proudly displayed at Tudor Hall and in a small book she wrote entitled Sketches of the Booth Family and Tudor Hall.
www.harfordhistory.net /boothtour.htm   (1636 words)

 The Booths of Harford County
An amazing amount of interest in the Booths persists, and their astonishing stories continues to be retold over and over and influence current events.
Edwin Booth followed his father onto the stage and established a career that eclipsed his father's.
John Wilkes Booth followed his father and older brother onto the stage and was well on his way to establishing a career as illustrious as Edwin's.
www.harfordhistory.net /Booths.htm   (965 words)

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