Playbill for Junius Booth (John Wilkes’s Father) as Iago in Othello
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“Positively Last Night but Two of Mr. Booth’s Performance.”
Playbill for a performance of “Mr. Booth” as Iago in Othello at the Boston Museum. Junius Brutus Booth, a theater manager and celebrated actor, was the patriarch of the Booth family of actors, which included his sons John Wilkes, Edwin, and Junius Brutus, Jr. The popular actor, once decribed by Walt Whitman as “the grandest historian of modern times,” died a year after this performance. JUNIUS BRUTUS BOOTH.
Broadside. September 9,1851.
Age-toned, with tears and chipping along edges.