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Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film
Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film

Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film 2016


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Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film 2016 U

62 mins United Kingdom

By the end of the silent era around 300 films of Shakespeare’s work had been produced. This celebration from the BFI National Archive draws together a delightful selection of thrilling, iconic and humorous scenes from 24 titles (many unseen for decades), newly digitised and brought to life with a score from the composers and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

See King Lear battle a raging storm at Stonehenge, The Merchant of Venice in stencil colour, the fairy magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and what was probably John Gielgud’s first appearance on film, in Romeo and Juliet.

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Shakespeare on Film


U very mild violence




United Kingdom



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