American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family, Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
In the lives of the greatest family of actors in the 19th-century lies a Shakespearean drama of murder, madness, and tragedy. Smith recounts the story of an actor father whose two sons cast themselves as regicides, one on the stage as Hamlet, the other as Lincoln's infamous assassin in this captivating mixture of history and biography. Photographs.
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AMERICAN GOTHIC: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes BoothUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The Booth family's important place in theater history has often been overshadowed or obscured by the notoriety of John Wilkes. This anecdotal group-biography, by the author of When the Cheering ... Read full review
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Told with all the color, pathos, and drama of a Shakespearean tragedy, this is the tale of the Booth family, which counted among its members some of the finest American actors of the 19th century as ... Read full review
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