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From Acts of Poetry: American Poets' Theater and the Politics of Performance by Heidi R. Bean

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  • Theater and Performance
  • American Studies
  • Literary Studies:Poetry and Poetry Criticism
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  • Across the top appear the words “Lincoln Assassination” and a quotation from John Wilkes Booth: “What a glorious opportunity there is for a man to immortalize himself by killing Lincoln.” Below is a profile of Abraham Lincoln’s head and shoulders. Suspended in air behind him is a small pistol, pointed at his head.