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Hamlet Lives in Hollywood : John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen (Hardcover)

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John Barrymore's influence on screen and stage in the early twentieth century is incalculable. His performances in the theatre defined Shakespeare for a generation, and his transition to cinema brought his theatrical performativity to both silent and sound screens. This book, a collection of fifteen original essays on the film performances and stardom of John Barrymore, redresses this lack of scholarship on Barrymore by offering a range of varied perspectives on the actor's work. Looking at his performances and influence from the perspectives of gender studies, psychoanalysis, ****** studies and performance analysis, Hamlet Lives in Hollywood represents a major attempt by contemporary scholars to come to terms with the ongoing vitality of John Barrymore's work in our present day.
Number of Pages: 203.0
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2017
TCIN: 53001071
UPC: 9781474411394
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-3563

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