Exploring the History of Theater - in One Amazing City
July 08, 2022
34. Special Episode: "Good Night Sweet Prince: John Barrymore Comes Home"

Special Episode: Peter reads a chapter about Philadelphia's most famous acting family, from Wicked Philadelphia, a book by Thomas H. Keels. Like the ghost of Hamlet's father, John Barrymore wouldn't stay still and  kept showing up!


Like the ghost of Hamlet's father, John Barrymore wouldn't stay still and  kept showing up! A chapter about Philadelphia's most famous acting family, from Wicked Philadelphia, a book by Thomas H. Keels

Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love by Thomas Keels, is available on Amazon.com. Please visit Tom's website, www.thomaskeels.com, for more information on his other books and upcoming talks and lectures.

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Video of 1963 Orson Welles interview, followed by Barrymore doing Hamlet in 1933:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2jWx4IqgEM

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