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Silent Shakespeare

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3.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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(Jun 06, 2000)
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Such stuff as dreams are made on... In the early days of cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming, moving and magical 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 greatest actors of the day. As most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long, adapting the Bard proved to be both challenging and inspiring. Digitally restored by the British Film Institute, this DVD features: King John (Britain, 1899), The Tempest (Britain, 1908), A Midsummer Night's Dream (USA, 1909), King Lear (Italy, 1910), Twelfth Night (USA, 1910), The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910), Richard III (Britain, 1911).

Full Frame - Tinted & B&W - English - Mono

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  • Format: Black & White, Silent, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6305869383
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,935 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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