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Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama #10: John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

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Publisher Comments:

John Barrymore's Richard III and Hamlet, first seen in New York during the 1919-20 and 1922-23 seasons, stand as high-water marks of twentieth-century Shakespearean interpretation. Michael Morrison reconstructs these historic performances through analysis of the production preparation, audience response, reviews, and memoirs. Tracing the Victorian and Edwardian antecedents of Shakespearean performance, this book situates Barrymore's distinctive contribution in light of past and ensuing tradition. As well, it provides a biographical sketch of one of the most revered and tragic actors of the twentieth century. "This young artist, profiting by the lessons of tradition...casts it boldly aside and emerges into the rarefied atmosphere of a new art, greater because it is new, stronger because it is built upon an old foundation." Brooklyn Times, March 9, 1920

Synopsis:

Tracing the Victorian and Edwardian antecedents of Shakespearean performance, this 1997 book situates Barrymore's distinctive contribution in light of past and ensuing tradition.

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. Setting the Stage: Prologue: Legacies: 1. The education of an actor, 1882-1919; Part II. The Productions: 2. Richard III, 1920; 3. Hamlet, 1922-4; 4. The London Hamlet, 1925; Part III. Aftermath: 5. Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1925-42; Epilogue; Appendix A: The casts; Appendix B: The texts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521629799
Editor:
Wilmeth, Don B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Wilmeth, Don B.
Author:
Wilmeth, Don B.
Author:
Morrison, Michael A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Acting
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Stage history
Subject:
Barrymore, John, --1882-1942
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history--1800-1950
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history--United States
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history--Great Britain
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Film and video adaptations
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
American
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
8.88x5.94x1.05 in. 1.41 lbs.

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