- Title Pages
- The Contributors
Chapter 1The Pre-Bard Stage Career of John Barrymore
Chapter 2Dangerously Modern: Shakespeare, Voice, and the “New Psychology” in John Barrymore’s “Unstable” Characters
Chapter 3The Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 4John Barrymore’s Introspective Performance in Beau Brummel
Chapter 5“Keep Back your Pity”: The Wounded Barrymore of The Sea Beast (1926) and Moby Dick (1930)
Chapter 6From Rome to Berlin: Barrymore as Romantic Lover
Chapter 7The Power of Stillness: John Barrymore’s Performance in Svengali
Chapter 8Prospero Unbound: John Barrymore’s Theatrical Transformations of Cinema Reality
Chapter 9A Star is Dead: Barrymore’s Anti-Christian Metaperformance
Chapter 10Handling Time: The Passing of Tradition in A Bill of Divorcement
Chapter 11John Barrymore’s Sparkling Topaze
Chapter 12“Planes, Motors, Schedules”: Night Flight and the Modernity of John Barrymore
Chapter 13Barrymore and the Scene of Acting: Gesture, Speech, and the Repression of Cinematic Performance
Chapter 14“I Never Thought I Should Sink So Low as to Become an Actor”: John Barrymore in Twentieth Century
Chapter 15Barrymore Does Barrymore: The Performing Self Triumphant in The Great Profile
- Works Cited
- (p.1) Introduction
- Hamlet Lives in Hollywood
- Steven Rybin, Murray Pomerance
- Edinburgh University Press
In the introduction to the book, the editors introduce the topic of John Barrymore’s performances in the cinema, and provide an overview of the various methods and approaches used to analyse his work in the book to follow.
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