Behind the Scenes with Edwin Booth

By Katherine Molony Goodale | Go to book overview

PREFACE

AFTER the death of Edwin Booth, when loving and eloquent tributes to his memory appeared in book form, Mr. Goodale -- whose own sorrow had been tenderly phrased for his column in the Detroit Free Press, and whoever viewed life from the angle of the literati -- suggested that my notes, many of them jotted down in Mr. Booth's presence, should assume the dignity of publication. Against this stood, deep-rooted and strong, my reluctance, born of Mr. Booth's faith. Equally restraining was a very natural shrinking from even lightly touching with my own brief span of theatre-life the fame that still blazons its solitary way across the skies of art. That the manuscript contained nothing that did not glorify the character of the Master Tragedian; that, with the passing of Edwin Booth, its very insignificance transmuted my viewpoint into interest and value, did not shake a refusal in which my husband regretfully if sympathetically concurred.

For our own reading, I did set down a description of this 'happiest season.' Written in the third person with all mention of my name painstakingly expurgated, its only merit was its modesty. A mere ghostly shadow hovered over my paragraphs. I had drawn an outline of Edwin Booth, not his portrait.

Todays became yesterdays. Then spoke Mrs. Fiske. She spoke with the emphasis of finality.

-v-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Behind the Scenes with Edwin Booth
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 328

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.