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Edwin Thomas Booth

Bates, Ernest Sutherland. "Edwin Thomas Booth." Dictionary of American Biography. Base Set. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2006.

Brief biography of Edwin Thomas Booth.

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Booth, Edwin

Booth extensively traveled the country and the globe, with performances in Sacramento and San Francisco, California as well as a brief run of The Merchant of Venice in Sydney, Australia. By the time he traveled east in 1855. Booth had matured and gained confidence as an actor: "His style was inevitably moulded by that of his father and by the whole Kean tradition but it was marked by an intellectuality and a sustained power which the elder Booth never achieved. Not super-eminent as a comedian, in tragedy the younger Booth was soon to reach the level of Kean himself."