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The tragedian, the rebel, the prince

Author: Mary C HendersonBrooks McNamaraChristina RosatiElena Pinto SimonW SimonAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Series: Search for an American voice in theater.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Second in a six-part series tracing the history of stage drama and the American imagination from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through expert interviews and archival images. This segment focuses on the Booth family to evaluate their impact on American theater and to create an image of Victorian American culture. Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
History
Named Person: Edwin Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Junius Brutus Booth; Booth family.; Edwin Booth; Booth family.; John Wilkes Booth; Junius Brutus Booth
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mary C Henderson; Brooks McNamara; Christina Rosati; Elena Pinto Simon; W Simon; Angelus Novus Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 645751893
Notes: A production of Angelus Novus Productions, Inc.
Vendor website does not provide whether the original video format used for the online video was VHS or DVD. The VHS was copyrighted for 1999, and the DVD was copyrighted for 2003.
Event notes: Filmed in 1998.
Description: 1 streaming video (30 min.)
Series Title: Search for an American voice in theater.
Other Titles: Tragedian, the rebel, and the prince
Search for an American voice in theater.
Responsibility: produced by Elena Pinto Simon ; written by Elena Pinto Simon, with Christina Rosati, William Simon.

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Second in a six-part series tracing the history of stage drama and the American imagination from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through expert interviews and archival images. This segment focuses on the Booth family to evaluate their impact on American theater and to create an image of Victorian American culture. Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater historian and author Mary Henderson delve into 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.

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