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Prince of Players: Edwin Booth

by Ruggles, Eleanor

Condition: Good


New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1953. Hardcover. Good. 401 pages; corners bumped, some edge wear to boards, spine lettering faded, rubbing to extremities; Biography of Edwin Booth, 19th century American stage actor who toured the world as a Shakespearean actor and who built Booth's theatre in New York. While many theatrical historians consider him one of the best actors of the age, he is generally known today as the brother of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Lincoln.


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