Assassin On Stage

Assassin On Stage

by Albert Furtwangler
     
 
Good Friday, April 14, 1865. Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, a sudden shot, John Wilkes Booth leaps from the balcony and limps across the stage into the night and into history. 'Assassin On Stage' brings together the separate realms of political and theatrical history to re-examine Lincoln's death as a tragedy in the fullest sense.

Overview

Good Friday, April 14, 1865. Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, a sudden shot, John Wilkes Booth leaps from the balcony and limps across the stage into the night and into history. 'Assassin On Stage' brings together the separate realms of political and theatrical history to re-examine Lincoln's death as a tragedy in the fullest sense.

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Highlighting John Wilkes Booth's deep association with the assassins of Shakespeare's plays, interprets the 1865 assassination of Lincoln as a manifestation of the classical tragedy, then applies it to the drama of US history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252017469
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.81(d)

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