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    John Wilkes Booth Playbill. Broadside, 5" x 16.5", Boston, October 8, 1863, for John Wilkes Booth's performance at Willard's Howard Athenaeum where he played the role of Pescara in Apostate, or, the Moor of Grenada. . Booth, who had become a major national star only three years earlier, had already played highly successful runs in Boston. Prior to his assassination of Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was the leading star of his time, his celebrity eclipsing many of his contemporaries. Indeed, the bill raves that Booth's portrayal of Pescara "Stands Without a Rival." Ironically, it would be partly this celebrity that would allow Booth to enter Ford's Theatre the night of April 14, 1865 without even a second glance from the management. A small piece of the bottom left corner is missing; fine.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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