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John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

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Texte du rabat When the 1920's generation was casting off Victorian inhibitions, John Barrymore emerged as the first actor to brin... Lire la suite
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When the 1920's generation was casting off Victorian inhibitions, John Barrymore emerged as the first actor to bring the vocal and physical manner of a post-World War I gentleman to Shakespeare's RICHARD III and HAMLET, and yet reinterpret time-honored roles in light of modern psychological theory. Here Michael Morrison reconstructs these historic performances and traces their Victorian and Edwardian antecedents. 40 photos.

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John Barrymore's Richard III and Hamlet, first seen in New York during the 1919-20 and 1922-3 seasons, stand as high-water marks of 20th-century Shakespearean interpretation. In this 1997 book, Morrison reconstructs these historic performances through analysis of production preparation, audience response, reviews, and memoirs.

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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, 1922-1924; 4. The London Hamlet, 1925; Part III. Aftermath: 5. Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1925-1942; Epilogue; Appendix A: The casts; Appendix B: The texts.

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Titre: John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor
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Code EAN: 9780521620284
ISBN: 978-0-521-62028-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 418
Poids: 807g
Taille: H240mm x B161mm x T31mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: New

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