The Brothers Booth

by Marshell Bradley

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/09/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781418420987

About the Book

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.


About the Author

Marshell Bradley, Ph.D., has degrees in English and Philosophy, with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University.  He is, at present, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University.  Prior to that appointment, he was Dozent/Professor at the Technische Universität, Braunschweig (Germany) and was recently Visiting Professor at the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University.  He studied Literature, Classics, and especially Greek extensively at the University of Texas, Austin, and studied Contemporary Philosophy on two occasions in Perugia, Italy, on which occasions he traveled at great length.  He has published several articles in various international journals in the areas of Philosophy, Literature, and Theology.  The Brothers Booth is his second full-length play to be produced.  He presently lives in Texas with his wife and two children.