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Silent Shakespeare [videorecording]

2004
Videos and DVDs
Seven short films, taken from the National Film and Television Archive Collection, which provide the first attempts to bring Shakespeare to the big screen. The earliest film is 'King John' (1899), made by the great actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree as a promo for his stage version of the same play. Also featured are 'The Tempest' (1908), 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1909), 'King Lear' (1910), 'Twelfth Night' (1910), 'The Merchant of Venice (1910) and 'Richard III' (1911).
Imprint:
BFI, 2004.
Collation:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : b&w.
Notes:
Black and white tinted, silent with music.Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Ratio (1:1.33 (4:3) Standard), Languages (English), Commentary, Other documentaries (Introduction by Judith Buchanan), Cast/Filmaker notes.Made in 1911.Based on the plays by William Shakespeare.DVDN.Credits: director, Percy Stow; director, J. Stuart Blackton; director, Gerolamo Lo Savio; director, Charles Kent.
Performers:
Cast: Cast: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Dora Senior, F.M. Paget, James Fisher, Charles Kent, William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, Walter Ackerman, Julia Swayne Gordon, Rose Tapley, Gladys Hulette, Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini, Florence Turner, Tefft Johnson, Olga Giannini Novelli, F.R. Benson, Alfred Brydone, James Berry, Eric Maxon, Murray Carrington, Moffat Johnston, Constance Benson.
Audience:
BBFC code: E.
System details:
DVD.
Dewey class:
791.437
Language:
English
Index terms:
DVD: Special Interest
BRN:
1007699
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