Barrymore | 2012

Drama, Adaptation
John Barrymore is past his prime as he prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph, "Richard III." With the stage manager in the wings, Barrymore drinks and reminisces alone onstage.

Cast

... John Barrymore

Actor

... Frank, the Prompter

Actor

Company

Barrymore Entertainment

Production Company

Synopsis

In this film adaptation of playwright William Luce's "Barrymore," actor John Barrymore prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in "Richard III." The year is 1942 and Barrymore is far past his prime. It appears he has booked the theater simply to perform alone, while he drinks and reminisces about his family and the profession of acting. Meanwhile, a stage manager stands in the wings, prompting Barrymore with Shakespeare's dialogue, but the actor appears to be otherwise distracted.

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