Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Vivien Carter, Descendant of Junius B. Booth Sr, Starring in the Musical Chicago in London

Vivien Carter is currently starring in the role of Velma Kelly in a production of Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Vivien is the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. and his first wife Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy Booth via Booth's eldest son Richard. Ms. Carter is a native of Australia, and this is her first starring role.

For more information about the Cambridge Theatre and its production of Chicago:

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gary Sloan, Edwin Booth, Hamlet Video on YouTube

Over the years, Gary Sloan has explored the life of Edwin Booth via his one man show about the great actor. For a small sample of what the show is like go to:

Thank you to Robert Cook for bringing this video to our attention.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stacy Keach Receives Outstanding Lead Actor Award in Washington DC on April 5, 2010

Stacy Keach received the Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, at the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2010. Mr. Keach was nominated for his starring role in the Shakespeare Theatre Company production of King Lear. Mr. Keach tied for the award with Karl Miller for his performance in Angels in America at the Forum Theatre.

For more information about the awards:

To see a photo of Stacy Keach with Gary Sloan and Christie Brown, click on the link below. Mr. Keach, Mr. Sloan, and Ms. Brown were very active in the Preservation Association for Tudor Hall and still take an interest in the fortunes of Tudor Hall.

Junius Brutus Booth Sr. Born May 1, 1796

This oil portrait of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. by Baltimore area artist David Fried is displayed over the fireplace in the reception hall at Tudor Hall. Framed images of his wife Mary Ann and their six children who survived to adulthood line the mantle below the portrait. Four of their children died in childhood.
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Photo by Jackie La Rocca.

May Day 2010 will mark the 214th anniversary of the birth of Junius Brutus Booth Sr. His parents were Richard and Elizabeth Booth who lived in the Clerkenwell section of greater London at the time of his birth.  He had a younger brother named Algernon Sydney who died in infancy, and a younger sister named Jane who would follow him to the United States with her own family in the 1820s.

An article entitled "The Dramatic Genius of Junius Brutus Booth Sr." by Mr. Clark appears in the May 2010 issue of the Booth History Spotlight (newsletter of the Junius B. Booth Society, Inc). An article entitled "John Wilkes Booth: Matinee Idol" also by Peter Clark appears in the same issue. You can read the May Spotlight at:

You can become a member of the Junius B. Booth Society, Inc., using a membership form found at:

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Misty Sunday Afternoon at Tudor Hall

Sunday, April 25, was the second tour day of 2010. It was a misty, overcast afternoon, but the flowering trees such as the red bud tree in the photo above brightened the day. Over 40 people participated in the tours.

This lovely dogwood tree was in full bloom beside the pond where a pair of geese have a nest on the island in the middle of the pond.
A pair of ducks was also observed at the pond.

Dogwood bough heavily laden with blossoms.

Close up of dogwood blossom.

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