Silent Shakespeare R2 (Uk Import) -
Releasedatum: 23 oktober 2004
This collection of early film adaptations of Shakespeare works is accompanied by a score specially commissioned from award winning composer Laura Rossi. In the early years of the 20th century the film industry sought to elevate its lowbrow status by imitating the theatre. While cinemas decked themselves out like theatres filmmakers signed up stage stars and turned to the classics. Shakespeare provided the greatest challenge, especially since many of the films made before the First World War were only one or two reels long. The films you will see on this collection are from the National Film and Television Archive Collection: The Tempest (1908), King Lear (1910), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909), Twelfth Night (1910) The Merchant of Venice (1910), Richard III (1911) and the first Shakespeare film ever made - King John (1899).
Filmed introduction by Judith Buchanan. Commentary by Judith Buchanan.
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