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Barrymore is a one-person by William Luce which depicts John Barrymore a few months before his death in 1942 rehearsing a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph as Richard III. Barrymore's attempted revival of his Richard III never actually took place and was a device that was invented for the play, but it served as a dramatic framework for the actor to reminisce about various episodes in his life and about his career downslide due to alcoholism, his abandonment of the theatre and the squandering of his talents in the pursuit of fame, greed, and dissipation.
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St. Petersburg (Fla.)
Luce, William; Studio@620; Jones, Bob Devin; and Heitman, Bob, "Program, Barrymore, 2009" (2009). Program Collection. 10.