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Booth - Full Length Play, Drama

Booth

Austin Pendleton

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573694448

"A fascinating play... Pendleton has approached a delicate task with that care and intuitive skill which often marks the actor playwright." - New York Post

"A dark edged, often witty celebration of the thespian's disjointed world."…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

This is the story of the turbulent, humorous and heart breaking relationship between Junius Brutus Booth the brilliant, half mad, alcoholic 19th century tragedian and his son Edwin, who became a great tragic actor in his own right. Junius, needing a companion to keep him company and to keep him sober or try to takes the shy, inarticulate young Edwin on the road with him. As they travel across America, a complicated relationship develops between the violent but loving father and his adoring but ambitious son which results in Edwin taking his first steps as an artist and a man, in the near destruction of the family, and finally, in the death of Junius.
"A fascinating play... Pendleton has approached a delicate task with that care and intuitive skill which often marks the actor playwright." - New York Post "A dark edged, often witty celebration of the thespian's disjointed world." -
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5m, 3f

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Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton has written three plays: Booth, Uncle Bob, and Orson's Shadow. All three have been produced in New York: Booth at the York Theatre, starring Frank Langella and directed by David Schweizer; Uncle Bob at the Mint Theatre, directed by Kelly Morgan (with a revival at the Soho Playhouse in 2001, which, like the original production, starred George Morfogen); and Orson's Shadow at the ... view full profile

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DILLON BLEVINS 12/17/2014 7:17 PM
Austin Pendleton is an emotional genius. Meaning that he has the achieved absolute perfection at perceiving and capturing human emotion and reaction, and has mastered the ability of transferring that emotion to paper. This play is a must read, and I only hope it's performed so much more, so that everyone can appreciate his genius.

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