The world-famous Edwin, Brutus, and John Wilkes Booth performed together only one time. The Brothers Booth depicts events surrounding that world-renowned performance of Julius Caesar in 1864, events that would change the course and meaning of history itself. Lincoln’s assassination and the Civil War frame The Brothers Booth, a page-turning play in which World-History, Drama, Philosophy, even Theology intersect.
“The Brothers Booth is a remarkable achievement…meticulous scholarship…poetic dialogue…and topical references.”
-- Dr. Thomas Soare, Director of the World-Premiere
“…exhilarating. The dialogue crackles with wit, wordplay,
and allusion calling to mind Shakespeare and Stoppard.”
-- Dr. Clive Swansbourne
“…reinvests the historic event with what theatre does best…”
-- Dr. Sidney Berger, Director, Houston Shakespeare Festival
Published here in an annotated version with long bibliography, The Brothers Booth rewards both reader and audience again and again. A must read, a must experience, concerning one of the most remarkable moments of all time.