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The Resource American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth, Daniel J. Watermeier

American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth, Daniel J. Watermeier

Label
American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth
Title
American tragedian
Title remainder
the life of Edwin Booth
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Watermeier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, his older brother Edwin was devastated. A leading stage star, Edwin Booth thought his career had ended. But with the support of countless theatergoers, over the next thirty years Booth would overcome the shadow of John Wilkes's infamy and steadily advance a reputation as America's greatest-ever Shakespearean actor, the American tragedian par excellence. Daniel J. Watermeier has, through decades of tireless research paired with his own sharp insight, put together the most complete Edwin Booth biography to date. Drawing on a wealth of archival materials and contemporary theatrical scholarship, American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth gives more attention than previous biographies to Booth's apprentice and journeyman years; his rise in antebellum America to stardom with a new, acclaimed style of acting; his work as an innovative theater builder and theatrical producer; his several foreign tours; and his nationwide tours in the late 1880s. It also addresses Booth's critical reception in dozens of cities in America and abroad and situates his professional activities within the events and trends of the time. -- Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watermeier, Daniel J
Dewey number
792.02/8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.B5
LC item number
W38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Booth, Edwin
  • Actors
Label
American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth, Daniel J. Watermeier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Father and son, 1833-1852 -- From stock actor to California star, 1852-1856 -- The mantle of the father, 1856-1862 -- Triumph and tragedy, 1862-1865 -- Producer and theatre builder, 1866-1875 -- National star, 1875-1880 -- The second trial of London, 1880-1881 -- Wandering star, 1881-1883 -- Homecoming, 1883-1886 -- The Booth-Barrett tours, 1886-1890 -- The curtain descends, 1890-1893
Control code
ocn880501013
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780826220486
Lccn
2015940585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880501013
Label
American tragedian : the life of Edwin Booth, Daniel J. Watermeier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Father and son, 1833-1852 -- From stock actor to California star, 1852-1856 -- The mantle of the father, 1856-1862 -- Triumph and tragedy, 1862-1865 -- Producer and theatre builder, 1866-1875 -- National star, 1875-1880 -- The second trial of London, 1880-1881 -- Wandering star, 1881-1883 -- Homecoming, 1883-1886 -- The Booth-Barrett tours, 1886-1890 -- The curtain descends, 1890-1893
Control code
ocn880501013
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780826220486
Lccn
2015940585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880501013

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