Silent Shakespeare DVD

Silent , 1899-1911


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Film Details

Directed by Silent

Produced in 1899-1911

Main Language - SILENT

Countries & Regions - European Film, Italian Film, British Film, American film


Herbert Beerbohm Tree


Silent Film- DramaBritish FilmAmerican Film

Film Description

Seven short films, taken from the National Film and Television Archive Collection, which provide the first attempts to bring Shakespeare to the big screen, some with dazzling stencil colouring and featuring such talents as Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

Features King John (UK 1899), The Tempest (UK 1908), A Midsummer Night's Dream (USA 1909), King Lear (Italy 1910), Twelfth Night (USA 1910), The Merchant of Venice (Italy 1910), Richard III (UK 1911). Invaluable, fragile traces of the past.

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DVD Details

Certificate: E

Publisher: BFI

Length: 88 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 25th October 2004

Cat No: BFIVD654

DVD Extras

  • Commentary and Introduction By Dr Judith Buchanan

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