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Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893

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    • Edwin Thomas
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    • Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893
    • Booth, Edwin T., 1833-1893
    • Booth, E. T. (Edwin Thomas), 1833-1893
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        • Affiliation Start: 1863
        • Affiliation End: 1867
        • Organization: (naf) Winter Garden Theatre (New York, N.Y. : 624 Broadway)
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        Bel Air (Harford County, Md.)
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    • found: LC database, Sept. 9, 1997(hdg: Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893; lcsh: Actor--U.S.; book title: American gothic : the story of America's legendary theatrical family, Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth)
    • found: Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) (website), viewed Sept. 28, 2021:Guide to the Edwin T. Booth Papers 1860-1874, Cage 587 (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. He managed the Winter Garden Theatre in New York from 1863 to 1867 where in 1864 he played 100 consecutive performances of Hamlet. Edwin T. Booth built his own theatre following the destruction by fire of the Winter Garden Theatre in 1867. He established the theatre as a national playhouse for poetic drama, opening in 1869 with Romeo and Juliet. Unfortunately, the theatre was on the very edge of the theatre district; poor location and poor financial management combined to force the theatre into bankruptcy in 1873. Despite the failure of his theatre, Edwin Booth continued to tour as an internationally respected and successful actor. He became the first president of the Players Club after donating his house to the club in 1888. He lived there until his death in 1893.) -
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 28, 2021:Edwin Booth (Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 - June 7, 1893) was an American actor who toured throughout the United States and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869, he founded Booth's Theatre in New York. Some theatrical historians consider him the greatest American actor, and the greatest Prince Hamlet, of the 19th century. Booth was born in Bel Air, Maryland, into the Anglo-American theatrical Booth family. He was the son of the famous actor, Junius Brutus Booth, an Englishman, who named Edwin after Edwin Forrest and Thomas Flynn, two of Junius' colleagues. He was the elder brother of John Wilkes Booth, himself a successful actor who gained notoriety as the assassin of President Lincoln. From 1863 to 1867, Booth managed the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, mostly staging Shakespearean tragedies. In 1863, he bought the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. ) -
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    • 1980-08-06: new
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