*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
The Booth Family: American Theatre and the Civil War
Young Junius Brutus Booth already had a sterling reputation as an actor in London when he ran away to America with his lover in 1821. Beginning his American career at Richmond's Marshall Theater, he swept his new country off its feet. Fathering ten children, he kept the public ignorant of his marital status until his English wife arrived to sue for divorce thirty years later. On the thirteenth birthday of their favorite son, John WIlkes, Junius and Mary Ann were finally married. At the same time, son Edwin was already beginning his career as the greatest of all American actors. This complicated family dynamic was the catalyst for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Our course will trace the interlacing threads inextricably binding the Booths to American theatre and Civil War history.
|B603||James Cramer||Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15||Tu||1:00-2:30 p.m.||Brightview Baldwin Park||A|