n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor, Michael A. Morrison : book review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Extracted from text ... MICHAEL A. MORRISON. John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 397 pp. Reviewed by BRIAN PEARCE This book is a work of merit, giving the reader access to the life and career of one of the great twentieth century actors of Shakespeare, John Barrymore (1882-1942). Michael A. Morrison is a New York based theatre historian and critic. His study of Barrymore is detailed and incisive. The book is lavishly produced with some fascinating photographs of the productions, two appendices and extensive notes. In this wealth of information and analysis, however, the reader has to do some searching ..

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