November 7, 2008
John Martello, Executive Director
16 Gramercy Park
New York, NY 10003
Dear Mr. Martello:
On the occasion of Edwin Booth’s 175th birthday, which will occur on Thursday, November 13, 2008, Spirits of Tudor Hall send greetings from Bel Air, Maryland, the birthplace of Mr. Booth, to you and all the members and staff of The Players.
Edwin Booth’s life began in Harford County on the Booth farm where Tudor Hall, the home built by Mr. Booth’s parents, still stands. Mr. Booth’s life reached its end at The Players which still stands as the most enduring and significant monument to Mr. Booth’s illustrious life and career on the American stage.
In recognition of the special occasion of Mr. Booth’s 175th birthday and of the history that connects Tudor Hall and The Players, Spirits of Tudor Hall salutes Edwin Booth and his lasting legacy as it is represented both here in Harford County at Tudor Hall and in New York City at The Players.
Here’s to Edwin Booth, the Prince of Players! Long may his memory endure!
Dinah Faber for Spirits of Tudor Hall