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Edwin Booth

Charles Townsend Copeland

Edwin Booth is a biography written by Charles Townsend Copeland that chronicles the life of one of America's most renowned actors, Edwin Booth. Born in 1833, Booth was the son of famous actor Junius Brutus Booth and grew up in the theater world. He made his stage debut at the age of 17 and quickly became known for his talent and charisma. The book follows Booth's rise to fame, from his early days in the theater to his success in New York City and his eventual ownership of the prestigious Booth's Theatre. Copeland also delves into Booth's personal life, including his marriage to Mary Devlin and his relationship with his brother, John Wilkes Booth, who would later assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the book, Copeland explores Booth's acting style and the impact he had on American theater. He also examines Booth's philanthropic efforts, including his work to establish The Players, a private social club for actors and artists. Overall, Edwin Booth offers a comprehensive look at the life and career of one of America's greatest actors. Copeland's writing style is engaging and informative, making this biography a must-read for anyone interested in theater history or the life of Edwin Booth.Early Biography Of The Famous Actor Who Died In 1893. First Appearance Of Many Of Booth's Letters.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 26th, 2006
  • Pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.43in - 0.62lb
  • EAN: 9781428615595
  • Categories: PhilosophersReligiousEntertainment & Performing Arts