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Silent Shakespeare
Jahr: [2004] (1899-1911)
Verlag: London, British Film Institute
Mediengruppe: DVD
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This unique collection of early adaptations of Shakespeare works is accompanied by a new score specially commissioned from award-winning young composer, Laura Rossi.
In the early years of the 20th century the film industry sought to elevate its lowbrow status by imitating theatre. While cinemas decked themselves out like theatres, filmmakers signed up stage stars and turned to the classics. Shakespeare provided the greatest challenge, especially since many of the films made before the First World War were only one or two reels long.
The films you will see on this DVD are from the National Film and Television Archive Collection; they are; The Tempest (1908), King Lear (1910) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909), Twelfth Night (1910), The Merchant of Venice (1910), Richard III (1911), and the first Shakespeare film ever made - King John (1899). Although the films are sometimes damaged they give us a unique record of a performance, together they show us the exuberance, invention ad conviction of these early filmmakers and demonstrate the possibilities of the Shakespearean text.
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Jahr: [2004] (1899-1911)
Verlag: London, British Film Institute
Enthaltene Werke: King John (GB 1899) / directed by W.-K. L. Dickson, The Tempest (GB 1908) / directed by Percy Stow, A midsummer night's dream (USA 1909) / directed by J. Stuart Blackton / Charles Kent, King Lear (Italy 1910) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio, Twelfth Night (USA 1910) / directed by Charles Kent, The merchant of Venice (Italy 1910) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio, Richard III (GB 1911) / Production Company, Co-operative Film Company
Systematik: TT.KT.15
Interessenkreis: Stummfilm
Beschreibung: 1 DVD-Video (Ländercode 2, 88 Min.) : s/w, Bildformat: 1,33:1
Fußnote: Literaturverfilmungen, Großbritannien/USA/Italien 1899-1911. - DVD Extras: Filmed introduction by Judith Buchanan, Commentary by Judith Buchanan
Mediengruppe: DVD