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Booth, Edwin (1833-1893)

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is American actor Edwin Booth.


Six Superlative Sources

· Shattuck, Charles H. The Hamlet of Edwin Booth. University of Illinois Press, 1969.

· Oggel, L. Terry. Edwin Booth: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1992.

· Watermeier, Daniel J., ed. Between Actor and Critic: Selected Letters of Edwin Booth and William Winter. Princeton University Press, 1971.

· Shattuck, Charles H. Shakespeare on the American Stage: From the Hallams to Edwin Booth. Vol. 1. Folger, 1976.

· Watermeier, Daniel J., ed. Edwin Booth's Performances: The Mary Isabella Stone Commentaries. UMI Research Press, 1990.

· Oggel, L. Terry, ed. The Letters and Notebooks of Mary Devlin Booth. Greenwood Press, 1987.

Other Excellent Sources

· Archer, Stephen M. Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus. Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

· Clarke, Asia Booth. The Elder and Younger Booth. Osgood, 1882.

· Furness, Horace Howard, et al., eds. The Variorum Shakespeare. Vol. 6: Othello (1888); and Vol. 7: Merchant of Venice (1888). Lippincott, 1871-1940. Contain acting notes by Booth for performing the roles.

· Grossmann, Edwina Booth. Edwin Booth: Recollections by His Daughter and Letters to Her and to His Friends. Century, 1894.

· Kimmel, Stanley. The Mad Booths of Maryland. Bobbs, 1940.

· Lockridge, Richard. Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth, 1833-1893. Century, 1932.

· Matthews, Brander, and Laurence Hutton. Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States. Cassell, 1886.

· Oggel, L. Terry. "A Short Title Guide to the Edwin Booth Literary Materials at The Players." Performing Arts Resources 3 (1976): 98-142.

· Oggel, L. Terry. "A Guide to Edwin Booth Literary Materials at the New York Public Library." Bulletin of Research in the Humanities 82 (Spring 1979): 90-104.

· Ruggles, Eleanor. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth. Norton, 1953.

· Shattuck, Charles H. "The Theatrical Management of Edwin Booth." The Theatrical Manager in England and America; Player of a Perilous Game: Philip Henslowe, Tate Wilkinson, Stephen Price, Edwin Booth, Charles Wyndham. Joseph W. Donohue, Jr., ed. Princeton University Press, 1971, pp. 143-88.

· Skinner, Otis. The Last Tragedian: Booth Tells His Own Story. Dodd, 1939.

· Towse, J. Ranken. "Last Tragedian of his Era." Saturday Review of Literature 9 (22 Oct 1932): 187.

· Watermeier, Daniel J. "Edwin Booth's Richelieu." Theatre History Studies 1 (1981): 1-19.

· Watermeier, Daniel J. "Edwin Booth's Iago." Theatre History Studies 6 (1986): 32-55.

· Winter, William. Life and Art of Edwin Booth. Macmillan, 1893.


· The Players, New York City. For an inventory of Booth materials at The Players, see Oggel, above.

· New York Public Library, Theatre Collection, New York City. For inventory of Booth materials at the New York Public Library, see Oggel, above).

· Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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