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Stephen Sondheim writes good musicals. [Jul. 27th, 2005|08:15 pm]
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[mood |headached - but not as bad as Lincoln.]
[music |Baseball Game.]

John Wilkes Booth was the greatest matinee idol of his era. Though history books ararely mention it, the man who shot Lincoln was beloved and familiar to thousands of theatre-gowers and was especially popular with women, from whom he received a hundred fan letters a week. In fact, it was Booth’s familiarity with the layout of Ford’s theatre - he had played there many times - and his friendliness with stagehands that allowed him to penetrate the security guard so easily the night of the shooting.
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[User Picture]From: icant_win
2005-07-27 06:15 pm (UTC)
first...I was there last year. Tiny place! Interesting guy...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 06:24 pm (UTC)
Is it nice? Do they do theatre there now, or is it like a national land mark. ("Come see where a president was shot!" ) and just do tours and things now?
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[User Picture]From: icant_win
2005-07-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think they do any theatre. Its probably just a landmark. Bummer, its a very cute place!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 08:20 pm (UTC)
Aww. Now I want to go see it. Alas. There must now be a random road trip.

Damn you! ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 06:26 pm (UTC)
LOLOL. I knew someone was gonna say it.

Really, I just want Stephen Sondheim to ammend his show, and give me a part.

Ooooh. Anybody get that reference? Any body?

There's gotta be more then one redhead on that stage. I could break Squeaky in two, Mansonlover or not.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 06:27 pm (UTC)
JWB wrote letters to you?


You're old.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah. What I said earlier. *points*
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From: hymn
2005-07-27 07:02 pm (UTC)
wow i thought he was just some crazy man
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-27 07:16 pm (UTC)
Now ya know. :)

Not that he wasn't crazy.. just crazy and well loved.
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From: m_buggie
2005-07-28 02:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, John Wilkes Booth was actually a complex and intriguing character. Imagine what he would have gone to accomplish if he had thought twice and not shot the president.
This also reminds me of the episode of "South Park" where a giant Abraham Lincoln can only be stopped by a giant John Wilkes Booth.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-28 09:58 pm (UTC)
It's true. I wonder if he'd be revered in the same light as Sarah Bernhardt now.. just.. a masculine light. You know? ;)

And oh dear.. haven't seen that one. Gotta say after seeing Team America I lost any respect I had for those two.

And I don't mean Lincoln and Boothe. :)
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