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'Keep Back your Pity': The Wounded Barrymore of The Sea Beast (1926) and Moby Dick (1930) (pp. 59-70)


Lennard, D, 'Keep Back your Pity': The Wounded Barrymore of The Sea Beast (1926) and Moby Dick (1930) (pp. 59-70), Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen, Edinburgh University Press, M Pomerance and S Rybin (ed), Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 59-70. ISBN 978-1-4744-1139-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1515/9781474411400


A performer noted for his striking beauty, John Barrymore was nevertheless familiar with contorting his appearance to attract equally the dreadful fascination of his viewers, having done so most remarkably playing the lead in John S. Robertson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). A similar transformation also characterizes his starring roles in dual adaptations of Moby Dick: the silent production The Sea Beast (1926) and its sound remake Moby Dick (1930).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cinema, film history, disability, John Barrymore, masculinity
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Screen and digital media
Research Field:Cinema studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Lennard, D (Dr Dominic Lennard)
ID Code:150036
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the University College
Deposited On:2022-05-13
Last Modified:2022-05-27

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