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American gothic : the story of America's legendary theatrical family, Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth

Author: Gene Smith
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest theatrical family, including: the flamboyant, alcoholic patriarch, Junius Booth; the restrained son Edwin, whose portrayal of Hamlet ran for an unprecedented 100 performances; and the handsome, enigmatic John, who murdered President Lincoln during a performance five days after Appomattox.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Gene.
American gothic.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992
(OCoLC)645836316
Named Person: Booth family.; John Wilkes Booth; Edwin Booth; Junius Brutus Booth; Abraham Lincoln; Edwin Booth; Booth family.; John Wilkes Booth; Junius Brutus Booth; Abraham Lincoln; John W Booth; Junius B Booth; Edwin Booth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Smith
ISBN: 0671767135 9780671767136
OCLC Number: 25628631
Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gene Smith.

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Provides a portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest theatrical family, including: the flamboyant, alcoholic patriarch, Junius Booth; the restrained son Edwin, whose portrayal of Hamlet ran for an unprecedented 100 performances; and the handsome, enigmatic John, who murdered President Lincoln during a performance five days after Appomattox.

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