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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0956.  Saturday, 9 December 1995.
 
[SHAKSPEReans:  I am posting the following to determine, in part, how the
membership feels about the inclusion of Book Announcement postings.  I will
consider ALL responses to this request to be personal mail to me; I will
reflect upon those responses; and then I will announce whether or not such
postings will appear in the future.  -- Hardy M. Cook, Editor]
 
From:           Martin F Norden <
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Date:           Tuesday, 05 Dec 1995 23:43:44 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Book Announcement
 
I'm very pleased to announce that my library reference book, JOHN BARRYMORE: A
BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY, has just been published by Greenwood Press.  Barrymore was
perhaps the most influential and idolized actor of his day, and my book
thoroughly documents his work in more than 40 stage productions, 60 films, and
100 radio programs (including, of course, his stunning title-role performances
in _Richard III_ and _Hamlet_ during the 1920s, his appearance as Romeo in a
Shakespearean pastiche produced by Equity, his role as Mercutio in the MGM
film, and his so-called "Streamlined Shakespeare" radio series of 1937).  The
book's annotated bibliography consists of over 1,200 items, and it also
includes a discography, a section of plays and films that feature characters
modeled after him (e.g., _I Hate Hamlet_, _Ned and Jack_), and discussions of
more than 40 repositories of rare Barrymore materials.  It contains a
considerable amount of information on Barrymore's life and career that has
never before been published in book form.  "The John Barrymore I Knew," a brief
memoir written more than 50 years ago by Margaret Carrington, his Shakespearean
vocal coach, receives its *first* publication in this volume.
 
If you would like more information about my book, please feel free to e-mail me
privately, post to the list, or follow the "TitleNet" link at Greenwood's web
site:
 
                http://www.greenwood.com
 
Thanks so much, and I hope to hear from you.
 
Martin F. Norden

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