See also:English actor, who came of a
See also:family, was educated at
See also:Westminster school, where his success in the Latin
See also:Andria gave him an inclination for the stage . He was intended for the
See also:church; but in 1698 he ran away from Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge, and obtained employment in a theatrical
See also:company in
See also:Dublin, where he made his first appearance as Oroonoko . After two seasons in
See also:Ireland he returned to
See also:London, where
See also:Betterton, who on an earlier application had withheld his active aid, probably out of regard for
See also:Booth's family, now gave him all the assistance in his power . At Lincoln's
See also:Fields (1700–1704) he first appeared as Maximus in Valentinian, and his success was immediate . He was at the Haymarket with Betterton from 1705 to 1708, and for the next twenty years at
See also:Drury Lane . Booth died on the loth of May 1733, and was buried in Westminster Abbey . His greatest parts, after the title-
See also:part of
See also:Cato, which established his reputation as a tragedian, were probably Hotspur and
See also:Brutus . His
See also:Lear was deemed worthy of comparison with
See also:Garrick's . As the ghost in
See also:Hamlet he is said never to have had a
See also:superior . Among his other Shakespearian roles were Mark Antony, Timon of Athens and Othello . He also played to perfection the gay Lothario in Rowe's
See also:Fair Penitent . Booth was twice married; his second wife, Hester Santlow, an actress of some merit, survived him .
SeeCibber, Lives and Characters of the most eminent Actors and Actresses (1753) ; Victor,
See also:Memoirs of the
See also:Life of
See also:Barton Booth (1733) .
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CHARLES BOOTH (184o– )
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