Booth, Edwin (Thomas)

(13 nov. 1833, cerca de Belair, Md., EE.UU.–7 jun. 1893, Nueva York, N.Y.).

Actor estadounidense. Nacido en el seno de una destacada familia del teatro, en 1857 interpretó sus primeros roles estelares en Boston y Nueva York. Logró la fama como Hamlet, y realizó 100 funciones consecutivas durante la temporada 1864–65. Cuando su hermano John Wilkes Booth asesinó al pdte. Abraham Lincoln, Edwin abandonó los escenarios hasta 1866. En 1869 inauguró su propio teatro, pero debió cerrarlo en 1873 por problemas administrativos. Sus interpretaciones de Hamlet, Yago y el rey Lear fueron muy aclamadas en Inglaterra y Alemania. En 1888 fundó el Players' Club en Nueva York.

Edwin Booth, fotografía de Bradley y Rulofson.
By courtesy of the Theatre Collection, the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Booth, Edwin (Thomas) — born Nov. 13, 1833, near Belair, Md., U.S. died June 7, 1893, New York, N.Y. U.S. actor. Born into a noted theatrical family, he played his first starring roles in Boston and New York City in 1857. He became famous as Hamlet, appearing in the… …   Universalium

  • Booth, Edwin — ▪ American actor in full  Edwin Thomas Booth  born Nov. 13, 1833, near Belair, Md., U.S. died June 7, 1893, New York, N.Y.       renowned tragedian of the 19th century American stage, best remembered as one of the greatest performers of… …   Universalium

  • Booth, Edwin — (1833 1893)    Generally acknowledged as the greatest actor in American theatre history, Edwin Booth was born on Junius Brutus Booth s Maryland farm, reportedly on a night of shooting stars. In his youth, he toured with his father and even on… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Booth — Booth, William * * * (as used in expressions) Booth, Edwin (Thomas) Booth, John Wilkes Booth, William Tarkington, (Newton) Booth …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Thomas — Thomas, Albert Thomas, André Antoine Thomas, Ch. L. Ambroise Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, Theodore * * * (as used in expressions) Adès, Thomas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Booth — /boohth/; Brit. /boohdh/, n. 1. Ballington /bal ing teuhn/, 1859 1940, founder of the Volunteers of America 1896 (son of William Booth). 2. Edwin Thomas, 1833 93, U.S. actor (brother of John Wilkes Booth). 3. Evangeline Cory /kawr ee, kohr ee/,… …   Universalium

  • Edwin — /ed win/, n. 1. Also, Eadwine. A.D. 585? 633, king of Northumbria 617 633. 2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning rich, happy and friend. * * * (as used in expressions) Julian Edwin Adderley Aldrin Edwin Eugene Jr. Armstrong Edwin… …   Universalium

  • Edwin — (as used in expressions) Julian Edwin Adderley Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Jr. Armstrong, Edwin H(oward) Bessey, Charles E(dwin) Birkenhead, Frederick Edwin Smith, 1 conde de Booth, Edwin (Thomas) Church, Frederic Edwin Cohn, Edwin Joseph Hubble, Edwin …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • booth — /boohth/, n., pl. booths /boohdhz, boohths/. 1. a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair. 2. a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant …   Universalium

  • Thomas — /tom euhs/ for 1, 2, 4 14; /taw mah / for 3, n. 1. an apostle who demanded proof of Christ s Resurrection. John 20:24 29. 2. Augustus, 1857 1934, U.S. playwright, journalist, and actor. 3. (Charles Louis) Ambroise /shannrddl lwee ahonn brddwannz… …   Universalium

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