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Silent Shakespeare [videorecording] / a Milestone Film Release.

Publication:
[S.l.] : Milestone film & video ; Chatsworth, CA : distributed by Image Entertainment, 2000.
Series:
Milestone collection
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (89 min) : si., b&w, tinted and original hand-stenciled color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Motion pictures, British.
Form/Genre:
Silent films.
Short films.
Motion pictures, British.
Language:
Silent films with English intertitles.
System Details:
DVD; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Summary:
In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color.
Contents:
King John (Britain, 1899, 3 min.) / directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando...[et al.]
The Tempest (Britain, 1908, 12 min.) / directed by Percy Stow
A Midsummer night's dream (USA, 1909, 11 min.) / directed by James Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent
King Lear (Italy, 1910, 16 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio
Twelfth night (USA, 1910, 13 min) / directed by Charles Kent, produced by J. Stuart Blackton
The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910, 10 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio
Richard III (Britain, 1911, 22 min.).
Participant:
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Dora Senior (1st film); "Cast unknown" (2nd film); William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello (3rd film); Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini (4th film); Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Julia Swayne Gordon, (5th film); Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini (6th film); James Berry, Alfred Brydone, Sir Francis Benson (7th film).
Credits:
Original score for videodisc release of these films by Laura Rossi.
Notes:
Videodisc release of seven short, silent motion pictures originally produced between 1899 and 1911; digitally restored to video by the British Film Institute's National Film and Television Archive (1999).
"Digitally mastered from the original 35mm nitrate materials; b&w, tinted and original hand-stenciled color." -- container.
Contributor:
Dando, Walter Pfeffer. , Director
Stow, Percy. , Director
Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941. , Director, Producer
Lo Savio, Gerolamo. , Director
Kent, Charles, 1852-1923. , Director, Actor
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917 , Actor
Senior, Dora. , Actor
Ranous, William V., 1857-1915. , Actor
Costello, Maurice, 1887-1950 , Actor
Novelli, Ermete, 1851-1919. , Actor
Bertini, Francesca, 1892- , Actor
Turner, Florence, 1885-1946. , Actor
Gordon, Julia Swayne, 1879-1933. , Actor
Berry, James. , Actor
Benson, Francis Robert, Sir, 1858-1939. , Actor
Rossi, Laura. , Composer
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. , Author
British Film Institute. , Producer
National Film and Television Archive (Great Britain) , Producer
Milestone Film & Video. , Producer, Distributor
Image Entertainment (Firm). , Distributor
Contains:
King John.
Tempest.
Midsummer night's dream.
King Lear.
Twelfth night.
Merchant of Venice.
Richard III.
OCLC:
78664634
Publisher Number:
014381922424
ID9224MLSDVD Image Entertainment
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