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Silent Shakespeare (1911)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5035673006542
Released: 25th October 2004
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: BFIVD654
Category: Feature, Shorts
Format: DVD / Normal
Silent Shakespeare (1911) (Retail / Rental)

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Based on: The plays by William Shakespeare

Story: 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).

Starring: 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

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

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Studio/distributor: BFI

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