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Beauty and Brightness No. 4
Beauty and Brightness No. 4

Beauty and Brightness No. 4 1925

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Beauty and Brightness No. 4 1925

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Harry B. Parkinson

All of London's a stage in this Shakespeare-themed jaunt around the capital. Shots of the Trooping the Colour in Horse Guards Parade and a summery Hyde Park with boys bathing in the Serpentine don't seem immediately Bard-related. But the action moves to the site of the old Globe theatre in Bankside; plans were afoot even then for a new Globe, though these wouldn't come to fruition until the 1990s. Charming scenes of a makeshift performance of As You Like It at Borough's famous Old George Inn - a brewer's dray the traditional stand-in for a stage - conclude the tour.

Director Harry B. Parkinson worked on a number of popular travelogue series, including Wonderful London (1924) and Wonderful Britain (1925), several editions of which are available on BFI Player. This film was originally released as the fourth part in a similar series.

Directed by

Harry B. Parkinson

Genres

Interest film

Tags

Rehearsals Swimming Lakes Breweries St. Paul's Cathedral (City of London) Police Serpentine

Collection

Shakespeare on Film

Released

1925

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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