J. W. Rogers, Madame Surratt: A Drama in Five Acts


A Very Uncommon Title


J. W. Rogers’ Madame Surratt A Drama in Five Acts, brings the Beale myth to life on stage!

According to the myth, Booth was engaged to Lily Beale, sister of his old schoolmate, Beall, the Confederate agent, who was sentenced to hang.  Booth saw Lincoln and secured Beall’s reprieve, only to have it overridden by William Seward, then Booth committed the assassination as revenge. The tale is best told in Lloyd Lewis’ Myths After Lincoln. 

Very uncommon!  With leather spine, lightly frayed at both ends; boards have light scuffing; light foxing, especially on frontispiece and title page; insect damage on one page; else very good.

Rogers, J.W.  MADAME SURRATT:  A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS.  Washington:  (1926).  4th edition, 135p., ft. (port. of author).  [Monaghan-962]  A dramatization of the John Y. Beall myth “with Shakespearean bombast” (Monaghan).