Edge Media: The Play Remains the Thing, Steven Maler on ‘Our American Hamlet’

If you think the most famous actor in America in the months and years just after April 14, 1865, was John Wilkes Booth, you’re probably right. But who held that distinction in the years leading up to that infamous date? Would you believe it was none other than Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes? It’s true! The brothers — plus their eldest brother, Junius Jr., and their sister, Asia, were the offspring of still another famed actor, Junius Brutus Booth.


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