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[Poem] Lines quoted from Shakespeare 19s Merchant of Venice, 1935 April 23, [New York] / Ethel Barrymore.

Title: [Poem] Lines quoted from Shakespeare 19s Merchant of Venice, 1935 April 23, [New York] / Ethel Barrymore.
Personal Author: Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Date: 1935 April 23.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 27 x 22 cm.
General Note: The lines from Shakespeare's play are transcribed on the back of Hotel Dauphin, New York, stationery.
Abstract: Barrymore has transcribed Portia speech from Act IV, Scene I of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and signed it "From, Ethel Barrymore." The lines deal with the quality of mercy which becomes "The throned monarch better than his crown." The lines further read that earthly power most closely resembles divine power "When mercy seasons justice." Born into a theatrical family, Barrymore made her debut in 1894 with a minor role in The Rivals, going on to perform in such productions as J.M. Barrie's Alice Sit-by-the-Fire (1905), Henrik Ibsen's A Doll 19s House (1905) in which she played the role of Nora, and W. Somerset Maugham's Lady Frederick (1908). Transitioning to film work with Metro Pictures, Barrymore appeared in thirteen films between 1914 and 1918. After receiving an Academy Award for her performance in None But the Lonely Heart (1944), starring Cary Grant, Barrymore hosted her own TV series.
Personal Subject: Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Subject: Mercy.
 

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