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The tragedian, the rebel, the prince

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Summary:This episode focuses on the Booth family to evaluate their impact on American theater and to create an image of Victorian American culture. The careers of actor Julius Brutus Booth, Sr.; notorius assassin John Wilkes Booth; and actor Edwin Booth, America's first great Hamlet and possibly the most important American actor of the 19th century, are examined.
Contributor:Simon, Elena Pinto
Provider:Angelus Novus Productions
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Theater United States History 19th century
Booth, Junius Brutus 1796-1852
Booth, John Wilkes 1838-1865
Booth, Edwin 1833-1893
Credits:Narrator, Elena Pinto Simon.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Theater
Performing Arts
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