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Edwin Booth

Actor (13-Nov-1833 — 7-Jun-1893)


Joseph W. Donohue (editor). The Theatrical Manager in England and America: Philip Henslowe, Tate Wilkinson, Stephen Price, Edwin Booth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1971. 216pp.

James Cross Giblin. Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Clarion Books. 2005. 256pp.

Katherine Goodale. Behind the Scenes with Edwin Booth. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1931. 328pp.

Edwina Booth Grossman. Edwin Booth: Recollections By His Daughter Edwina Booth Grossman and Letters to Her and to His Friends. The Century Co.. 1894. 292pp.

Richard Lockridge. Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth, 1833-1893. New York: The Century Co.. 1932. 358pp.

Brander Mathews; Laurence Hutton. The Life and Art of Edwin Booth and His Contemporaries. Boston: L. C. Page & Co.. 1886. 317pp.

L. Terry Oggel. Edwin Booth: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1992.

Eleanor Ruggles. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth. New York: W. W. Norton. 1953. 401pp.

Charles H. Shattuck. The Hamlet of Edwin Booth. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1969. 321pp.

Otis Skinner (editor). Last Tragedian: Booth Tells His Own Story: The Life Story of Edwin Booth Told Largely Through His Own Letters. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1939. 213pp.

Gene Smith. American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family: Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth. Simon & Schuster. 1992. 286pp.

Mary Isabella Stone. Edwin Booth's Performances: The Mary Isabella Stone Commentaries. UMI Research Press. 1990. 220pp.

Daniel J. Watermeier (editor). Between Actor and Critic: Selected Letters of Edwin Booth and William Winter. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1971. 329pp.

William Winter. Life and Art of Edwin Booth. New York and London: Macmillan and Co.. 1893. 308pp. Reprinted by Greenwood Press in 1969.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.118)

  6. Legends in Their Own Time (p.29)

  7. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.64)

  8. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.280)

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