Lust for Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth

Lust for Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth

by Gordon Samples
     
 

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This is the only book on Booths ten tumultuous years on the stage, with a wealth of rare period illustrations. The book evaluates his performances through newspaper reviews and the recorded opinions of his contemporaries; it also separates Booth the actor from Booth the assassin. One of the appendices is an exhaustive chronology of all of his performances.  See more details below

Overview

This is the only book on Booths ten tumultuous years on the stage, with a wealth of rare period illustrations. The book evaluates his performances through newspaper reviews and the recorded opinions of his contemporaries; it also separates Booth the actor from Booth the assassin. One of the appendices is an exhaustive chronology of all of his performances.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
a competent exposition...filled with primary source material
Choice
a noteworthy chronicle
Theatre Journal
diligent and extensive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786405862
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The late Gordon Samples was the director of Special Collections at San Diego State University. He was a long-standing collector-scholar of Lincoln and Booth material.

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