Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2017

224 Pages | 40 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474411394

Bookseller Code (06)

Hamlet Lives in Hollywood

John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Edited by Murray Pomerance and Steven Rybin

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This book, a collection of fifteen original essays on the film performances and stardom of John Barrymore, redresses the 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, queer 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.