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John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

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John Barrymore was an original, capable of electrifying audiences with the subtle force and brilliance of his acting. His dynamic portrayals and the groundbreaking innovations of his production team, the director Arthur Hopkins and the designer Robert Edmond Jones, helped revitalize Shakespearean acting and production in America and Great Britain and changed the direction ...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published February 13th 1999 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 28th 1997)
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Steve Shilstone
Detailed look at Barrymore's early '20s Hamlet and Richard lll on Broadway. London run in '24, too. Thorough and fascinating. Best tidbit - Barrymore's voice coach was John Huston's aunt, Walter Huston's sister.
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