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  1. Apr 2016
    1. In a moment of tragic irony, Shakespeare also played a bizarre part in Lincoln’s assassination. John Wilkes Booth was the brother of Edwin Booth, a popular and celebrated actor. The assassin identified Brutus in Julius Caesar as a role model in his struggle against tyranny. A letter written before the shooting in Ford’s Theatre appealed to the play’s authority. “But alas!” wrote Booth, “Caesar must bleed for it.