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Description - John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor by Michael A. Morrison

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521620284
ISBN-10: 0521620287
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 418
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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