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Directed by: Silent Percy Stow J. Stuart Blackton Charles Kent Gerolamo Lo Savio

Produced: 1911

Countries & Regions: Italy, United Kingdom, United States

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Certificate: E

Studio: British Film Institute

Length: 88 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 25 October 2004

Cat No: BFIVD654

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Languages(s): English
Interactive Menu
Screen ratio 1:1.33

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Silent Shakespeare

Cast: Florence Turner , Herbert Beerbohm Tree , 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 , Tefft Johnson , Olga Giannini Novelli , F.R. Benson , Alfred Brydone , James Berry , Eric Maxon , Murray Carrington , Moffat Johnston , Constance Benson

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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).

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