Rent Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Film (2016)

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Synopsis:
From 'King John' in 1899, film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays proved popular with early filmmakers and audiences. By the end of the silent era, around 300 films had been produced. This feature-length celebration draws together a delightful selection of thrilling, dramatic, iconic and humorous scenes from two dozen rare archive titles, many of which have been unseen for decades. See Hamlet addressing Yorick's skull, King Lear battling a raging storm at Stonehenge, 'The Merchant of Venice' in vibrant stencil colour, the fairy magic of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and what was probably John Gielgud's first appearance on film, in the balcony scene from 'Romeo and Juliet'.
These treasures from the BFI National Archive have been newly digitised and are brought to life by the composers and musicians of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Actors:
Directors:
Voiced By:
Judith Buchanan
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Documentary, Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/07/2016
Run Time:
63 minutes
Languages:
English, Silent
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Introduction to Silent Shakespeare (2016, 10 mins)
  • Play On! Making the Music (2016, 11 mins)
  • King Lear(1910, 13 mins, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan)
  • The Winter's Tale (1913, 43 mins, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan)
  • Living Paintings (Romeo and Juliet) (1924, 1 min, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan) Silent Shakespeare (2004, 88 mins): programme of silent Shakespeare films with music by Laura Rossi and commentaries by Judith Buchanan
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/07/2016
Run Time:
63 minutes
Bonus:
  • Introduction to Silent Shakespeare (2016, 10 mins)
  • Play On! Making the Music (2016, 11 mins)
  • King Lear(1910, 13 mins, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan)
  • The Winter's Tale (1913, 43 mins, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan)
  • Living Paintings (Romeo and Juliet) (1924, 1 min, silent with commentary by Judith Buchanan) Silent Shakespeare (2004, 88 mins): programme of silent Shakespeare films with music by Laura Rossi and commentaries by Judith Buchanan

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