Booth's Theatre

Booth's Theatre
   The lavishly appointed theatre at Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street in New York was constructed at a cost of more than a million dollars, while Edwin Booth toured strenuously to pay for its construction. Among its innovations—which may be credited to his designer Charles W. Witham—were a flat-floor stage (as opposed to the raked stages that were still prevalent then) and a scene construction shop within the facility. Heavily mortgaged, it opened to critical acclaim on 3 February 1869. However, even capacity audiences could not sustain it, given Booth's insistence on high standards of production. In 1875, Booth succumbed to bankruptcy and lost his theatre. Subsequent managers were similarly unable to run it at a profit. The final performance at Booth's Theatre, on 30 April 1883, starred Helena Modjeska and Maurice Barrymore, after which the real estate was turned to more lucrative commercial interests. Booth's Theatre (1869-1883) is not to be confused with the Booth Theatre at 222 West 45th Street, which opened in 1913.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Booth's Theatre — was a theatre in Manhattan built by actor Edwin Booth.HistoryIn 1869, Edwin Booth, then one of the world s most distinguished stage tragedians and arguably America s greatest Hamlet, opened his theatre, Booth s Theatre, in Manhattan on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Théâtre Booth — Booth Theatre La façade du théâtre Booth en 2007 Type …   Wikipédia en Français

  • theatre, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of the Western theatre from its origins in pre Classical antiquity to the present.       For a discussion of drama as a literary form, see dramatic literature and the articles on individual national literatures.… …   Universalium

  • Théâtre Ford — 38° 53′ 48″ N 77° 01′ 33″ W / 38.8967, 77.0258 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Booth, Edwin — (1833 1893)    Generally acknowledged as the greatest actor in American theatre history, Edwin Booth was born on Junius Brutus Booth s Maryland farm, reportedly on a night of shooting stars. In his youth, he toured with his father and even on… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Booth Tarkington — Born July 29, 1869(1869 07 29) Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Died May 19, 1946( …   Wikipedia

  • Booth — may refer to:In architecture:*Isolation booth, device used to prevent a person or people from seeing or hearing certain events *Photo booth, vending machine or modern kiosk which contains an automated, usually coin operated, camera and film… …   Wikipedia

  • Booth Tarkington — Nom de naissance Newton Booth Tarkington Activités Écrivain Naissance 29 juillet 1869 Décès 19 mai 1946 Langue d écriture anglais Distinctions …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theatre Bay Area — (TBA) is a non profit organization, founded in 1976, whose mission is to unite, strengthen and promote the theatre community in the San Francisco Bay Area, working on behalf of their conviction that the performing arts are an essential public… …   Wikipedia

  • Théâtre Shubert — Shubert Theatre Le théâtre Shubert en 2006 Type …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”