Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore

alchemist_webpage_graphicThe Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.

Be sure to visit the Heritage Center for this summer time exhibit about John Barrymore between Jun. 13 and Aug. 29, 2014, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Read more about how John Barrymore’s papers were discovered in the Gene Fowler Collection at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections:
Colorado Public Radio – Jun. 10, 2014
• CU-Boulder News Features – Jun. 4, 2014
• Daily Camera – Jun. 1, 2014



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