Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was a famous 19th century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869 he founded Booth's Theatre in New York, a spectacular theatre that was quite modern for its time. Some theatrical historians consider him the greatest American actor, and the greatest Hamlet, of the 19th century. However, he is usually remembered today as the brother of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Read more about Edwin Booth:  Early Life, Career, Later Life, Robert Lincoln, Influence On Acting, Dramatizations, Exhumation, Legacy

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... Lincoln was once saved from possible serious injury or death by Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth ... to have taken place in late 1864 or early 1865, shortly before John Wilkes Booth's assassination of President Lincoln ... Upon turning to thank my rescuer I saw it was Edwin Booth, whose face was of course well known to me, and I expressed my gratitude to him, and in ...
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... A statue of Booth as Hamlet, by Edmond T ... Booth left a few recordings of his voice preserved on wax cylinder ... Booth's voice is barely audible with all the surface noise, but what can be deciphered reveals it to have been rich and deep ...
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... On February 21, 1863, Edwin Booth took on the management of the Winter Garden Theatre (together with his brother-in-law, John Sleeper Clarke) with the intention of shifting the focus from musicals and burlesques ... production of Julius Caesar on the evening of November 25, 1864, played by Edwin and his brothers, John Wilkes Booth and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr ... the way history was to unfold, it is curious that it was Edwin Booth who played the role of Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar, and the role of Marc ...
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... ledge" at the corner of Twenty Third and Sixth Avenue, Edwin Booth, after "Masonic observances", laid the cornerstone for his new theatre ... studios and additional rooms- one which was reserved for Edwin Booth ... doors led to a grand vestibule, where a large statue of Edwin Booth's father, the great Shakespearean actor, Junius Brutus Booth, by the sculptor Thomas Ridgeway Gould, greeted the audience ...
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